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Callimachus of Cyrene, third century BCE, grew to become after 284 a instructor of grammar and poetry at Alexandria. He was once made a librarian within the new library there and ready a listing of its books. He died in regards to the 12 months 240. Of his huge released output, merely 6 hymns, sixty three epigrams, and fragments live on (the fragments are in Loeb no. 421). The hymns are very realized and synthetic standard; the epigrams are solid (they also are within the Loeb Greek Anthology volumes).

Lycophron of Chalcis in Euboea used to be a modern of Callimachus in Alexandria the place he turned manager of the comedies integrated within the new library. He wrote a treatise on those and composed tragedies and different poetry. We own Alexandra or Cassandra in which Cassandra foretells the fortune of Troy and the besieging Greeks. This poem is a curiosity—a showpiece of data of vague tales, names, and phrases.

Aratus of Soli in Cilicia, ca. 315–245 BCE, was once a didactic poet on the courtroom of Antigonus Gonatas of Macedonia, the place he wrote his recognized astronomical poem Phaenomena (Appearances). He used to be for a time within the court docket of Antiochus I of Syria yet back to Macedonia. Phaenomena was once very popular in antiquity; it was once translated into Latin through Cicero, Germanicus Caesar, and Avienus.

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