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Callimachus (c. 310–240 B.C.)

Callimachus (kal-im’a-kus). A Greek poet; born in Cyrene; flourished third century B.C. He wrote epics called ‘Hecale,’ a fragment of which survives, and ‘Galatea,’ besides tragedies, comedies, elegies, and hymns; but only some epigrams, sacred songs, and verses have come down to us, among which are a ‘Hymn to Jupiter,’ an ‘Epitaph on Heracleitus,’ and one on himself. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).