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Eratosthenes

(c. 276—194 bc) Greek scholar, geographer, and astronomer

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Eratosthenes (c.276–c.194bce)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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(c.276–c.194bce),

Greek scholar. Eratosthenes of Cyrene was a scholar in the diverse fields of mathematics, astronomy,

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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who first measured the Earth's circumference by geometry. He administered the library of Alexandria and was renowned for his work

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Eratosthenes (c.285–194 bc)(of *Cyrene)   Reference library

Peter Marshall Fraser

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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pupil of *Callimachus (3) and *Lysanias (2). After spending several years at Athens, where he came under the influence of ...

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Eratosthenes (c. 276–c. 194b.c.e.)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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2007
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(c. 276–c. 194b.c.e.),

Greek scientist who accurately calculated the circumference of the earth. The campaigns of Alexander

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Peter Marshall Fraser

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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of Cyrene (c.285–194bc),

pupil of Callimachus and Lysanias of Cyrene. After spending several years at Athens, where he came under the influence of ...

Eratosthenes of Cyrene

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A Dictionary of Scientists

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2003
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(c.276 bc–194 bc) Greek astronomer

Eratosthenes was born in Cyrene, now in Libya, and educated at Athens. He then taught in Alexandria where he became tutor to the son of ...

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