Library of Alexandria: Centre of Learning in the Ancient World

Library of Alexandria: Centre of Learning in the Ancient World

by Roy MacLeod
     
 

ISBN-10: 1850435944

ISBN-13: 9781850435945

Pub. Date: 09/04/2004

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited


The Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest cultural adornments of the late ancient world. It contained thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature, as well as art and artifacts of ancient Egypt. This book brings together a distinguished array of scholars to bring this great institution--tragically destroyed--back to life.

Overview


The Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest cultural adornments of the late ancient world. It contained thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature, as well as art and artifacts of ancient Egypt. This book brings together a distinguished array of scholars to bring this great institution--tragically destroyed--back to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850435945
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
09/04/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
799,793
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Ismail Serageldin
• Introduction: Alexandria in History and Myth
Part I: Alexandria in History and Myth
• Before Alexandria: Libraries in the Ancient Near East
• Alexandria: The Umbilicus of the Ancient World
• Cloistered Bookworms in the Chicken-Coop of the Muses: The Ancient Library of Alexandria
• Aristotle’s Works: The Possible Origins of the Alexandria Collection
Part II: Scholarship in the Alexandrian Manner
• Doctors in the Library: The Strange Tale of Apollonius the Bookworm and Other Stories
• The Theatre of Paphos and the Theatre of Alexandria: Some First Thoughts
• Scholars and Students in the Roman East
• The Neoplatonists and the Mystery Schools of the Mediterranean
• Alexandria and its Medieval Legacy: The Book, the Monk and the Rose

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