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date: 08 December 2022

Aristarchus (2) of Samothrace, librarian of Alexandria (1), c. 216–144 bcelocked

Aristarchus (2) of Samothrace, librarian of Alexandria (1), c. 216–144 bcelocked

  • Francesca Schironi

Summary

Aristarchus of Samothrace is the most important Hellenistic philologist. He was head librarian of Alexandria, and produced editions of many Greek authors. Among his most important achievments (the one we have most information) is his edition with commentary of Homer, which had a great impact on the history of the Homeric text.

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  • Greek Literature

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