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Zenodotos, also briefly Zenodot (* around 325 v. Chr. ; "† 260 v. Chr.) was a Greek Philologe and scholar from Ephesos.

284 v. Chr. became he first director/conductor of the large library of Alexandria.

Under its guidance the publication of Greek Epen and lyric poetry began. Besides Zenodotos published a dictionary to Homer and tried the original original text of the Ilias and the odyssey by the collection of old handwriting and independent changes to reconstruct. It created a partitioning of the two works into in each case 24 singing, which was maintained until today.

Among other things he worked also on appropriate revisions of the works of the Greek poets Hesiod, pin and Anakreon. Zenodotos is considered as the founders of the textual criticism.

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