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Aristarchus of Samothrace

Born: 220? AD
Died: 145 AD.

Nationality: Greek
Categories: Librarians


220 BC - Born from the Greek island of Samothrace.

160-145 BC - A pupil of Aristophanes of Byzantium, he was a librarian of the Library of Alexandria.

        - He established a critic edition of the Homeric poems and divided the Iliad and Odyssey into twenty-four books each.

145 BC - Died in Alexandria.


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