Quotes by Callimachus

Callimachus

Ancient Greek poet, critic and scholar

Alive from: c.310-240 BC

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    Here sleeps Saon, of Acanthus, son of Dicon, a holy sleep: say not that the good die.
    Source: Epigrams Epigram 10; translation from J. Banks (ed.) The Wo
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    O Charidas, what of the under world? Great darkness. And what of the resurrection? A lie. And Pluto? A fable; we perish utterly.
    Source: Epigrams Epigram 14; translation from J. W. Mackail (ed.) S
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    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.
    Source: Epigrams Epigram 2, translation by William Johnson Cory in
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    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.
    Source: Epigrams Epigram 5; translation by Jonathan Swift, cited fr
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