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The Library of Alexandria [electronic resource] : centre of learning in the ancient world / edited by Roy MacLeod.

Contributor(s): MacLeod, Roy M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : New York : I.B. Tauris ; In the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004Edition: New pbk. ed.Description: 1 online resource (xii, 196 p.) : map.ISBN: 9781441679482 (electronic bk.); 1441679480 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Alexandrian Library | Libraries -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History -- To 400 | Alexandria (Egypt) -- Intellectual life | Alexandria (Egypt) -- Antiquities | Egypt -- History -- Greco-Roman period, 332 B.C.-640 A.D | Civilization, Classical | Aliks�andr�in�a (Biblioth�eque) | Biblioth�eques -- �Egypte -- Alexandrie -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 400 | Civilisation ancienne | Alexandrie (�Egypte) -- Vie intellectuelle | Alexandrie (�Egypte) -- Antiquit�es | �Egypte -- Histoire -- 332 av. J.-C.-640 (P�eriode gr�eco-romaine)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Library of Alexandria.DDC classification: 027.032 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-190) and index.

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.

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