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Among his accomplishments was his uncannily accurate calculation of the circumference of the earth brief biography of eratosthenes eratosthenes was born around 276. Ovid and the catasterismi of eratosthenes 5or discussion of his life, works see the useful summary in pàmias and geus 2007.