Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Callimachus, Greek poet, flourished about 250 B.C., was born at Cyrene, Libya. He taught at Alexandria, where he became principal librarian of the Alexandrian Library. Though he is reported to have written numerous pieces, very little of his work is now extant, viz. about seventy epigrams and six hymns. He was greatly admired by the Roman poets Catullus, Ovid, and Propertius.