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The Library of Alexandria : Centre of Learning in the Ancient World

Author: Roy M MacLeod
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 2014. ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised paperback editionView all editions and formats
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<![CDATA[The Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest cultural adornments of the late ancient world, containing thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature and art and artefacts of ancient Egypt. This book demonstrates that Alexandria became - through the contemporary reputation of its library - a point of confluence for Greek, Roman, Jewish and Syrian culture that drew scholars and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Library of Alexandria.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2014
(DLC) 2004304830
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy M MacLeod
ISBN: 9780857714381 0857714384
OCLC Number: 1015871409
Notes: "Revised paperback edition published in 2004 by I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, reprinted 2009, 2014"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Notes of Contributors --
Map of Alexandria --
Preface --
Introduction : Alexandria in history and myth / Roy MacLeod --
Before Alexandria : Libraries in the Ancient Near East / D.T. Potts --
Alexandria : The Umbilicus of the Ancient World / Wendy Brazil --
Cloistered Bookworms in the Chicken-Coop of the Muses : The Ancient Library of Alexandria / Robert Barnes --
Aristotle's Works : The Possible Origins of the Alexandria Collection / R.G. Tanner --
Doctors in the Library : The Strange Tale of Apollonius the Bookworm and Other Stories / John Vallance --
The Theatre of Paphos and the Theatre of Alexandria : Some First Thoughts / J.R. Green --
Scholars and Students in the Roman East / Samuel N.C. Lieu --
The Neoplatonists and the Mystery Schools of the Mediterranean / Patricia Cannon Johnson --
Alexandria and its Medieval Legacy : The Book, the Monk and the Rose / J.O. Ward --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Roy MacLeod.

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<![CDATA[The Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest cultural adornments of the late ancient world, containing thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature and art and artefacts of ancient Egypt. This book demonstrates that Alexandria became - through the contemporary reputation of its library - a point of confluence for Greek, Roman, Jewish and Syrian culture that drew scholars and statesmen from throughout the ancient world. It also explores the histories of Alexander the Great and of Alexandria itself, the greatest city of the ancient world. This new paperback edi.

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