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Aristarchus of Samothrace

Born: 2200 AD
Died: 1450 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.