Smyrna king

Aristemis the Wise on a vase

Smyrna is a nation-state in the Aegean Islands. It became independent around 410 B.C. from the Lydians.

330 B.C.

Smyrna is ruled by Aristemis the Wise, a Philosopher-king. He encourages the expansion of the Library, which succeeds that of Massalia as the center of knowledge in the region.

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