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Callimachus


Greek poet, critic and bibliographer, of Libyan birth.
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Callimachus
Nothing unattested do I sing.
Callimachus quotes
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Callimachus
They told me, Heraclitus, they told me you were dead,
They brought me bitter news to hear and bitter tears to shed.
I wept, as I remembered, how often you and I
Had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky.




Callimachus quotes
O Charidas, what of the under world? Great darkness. And what of the resurrection? A lie. And Pluto? A fable; we perish utterly.
Callimachus
Here sleeps Saon, of Acanthus, son of Dicon, a holy sleep: say not that the good die.
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A big book is a big misfortune.
Callimachus
Two goddesses now must Cyprus adore;
The Muses are ten, the Graces are four;
Stella's wit is so charming, so sweet her fair face;
She shines a new Venus, a Muse, and a Grace.
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