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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 ; New York : In the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The Library of Alexandria was one of the great cultural centres of the late ancient world and contained thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature and art and artefacts of  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 ; New York : In the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
(DLC) 2004304830
(OCoLC)55495402
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy M MacLeod
ISBN: 9781441679482 1441679480
OCLC Number: 680036296
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 196 pages) : map
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: edited by Roy MacLeod.
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"These fascinating, far-ranging essays should appeal to the general as well as the academic reader" -Arthur Foss, Anglo-Hellenic Review

 
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