KALLIMACHOS
c.294 - c.235 BC
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Kallimachos, or Callimachus, was born in Cyrene in North Africa.

He went to Alexandria, where King Ptolemy Philadelphus of Egypt made him director of the library.

Kallimachos became the organizer of the great library at Alexandria where he created a scientific library index. He was also a prolific writer of poetic works.
The Library of Alexandria

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