By Callimachus

Callimachus of Cyrene, third century BCE, turned 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 concerning the 12 months 240. Of his huge released output, in basic terms 6 hymns, sixty three epigrams, and fragments live on (the fragments are in Loeb no. 421). The hymns are very realized and synthetic popular; the epigrams are solid (they also are within the Loeb Greek Anthology volumes). Lycophron of Chalcis in Euboea used to be a latest of Callimachus in Alexandria the place he grew to become 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 imprecise tales, names, and phrases. Aratus of Soli in Cilicia, ca. 315–245 BCE, used to be 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 courtroom 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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But when they approached, Apollo destroyed most of them by hail. A few survived, and one Antigonus, a friend of Ptolemy Philadelphus, procured them to serve him as mercenaries, Ptolemy wanting such an army at the moment. But they were equally eager to plunder his treasures. Knowing he arrested them and brought them to the so-called Sebennytic mouth of the Nile where he drowned them. " Some regard the Antigonus mentioned above as the king The of Macedon, others as merely a recruiting agent. " When account of the incident in Paus.

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