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CALLIMACHUS
Greek poet and grammarian
(310 BC - 240 BC)

The Graces, three erewhile, are three no more;
  A fourth is come with perfume sprinkled o'er.
    'Tis Berenice blest and fair; were she
      Away the Graces would no Graces be.
      - Epigram (V), (Goldwin Smith's rendering)
        [Gods]

Two goddesses now must Cyprus adore;
  The Muses are ten, and 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.
      - Epigram (V), (Swift's rendering) [Gods]

A good man never dies.
      - Epigrams (X) [Immortality]

"O Charidas, what of the under world?"
  "Great darkness."
    "And what of the resurrection?"
      "A lie."
        "And Pluto?"
          "A fable; we perish utterly."
      - On Charidas of Cyrene,
        translated by J.W. Mackail in "Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology", also see Callimachus, "Epigrams", XIV, l. 3
        [Mortality]


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