Table of contents for The Library of Alexandria : centre of learning in the ancient world / edited by Roy MacLeod.


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Notes on contributors * Map of Alexandria * Preface * Introduction: Alexandria in History and Myth--Roy MacLeod * Part I: Alexandria in History and Myth * Before 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 * Part II. Scholarship in the Alexandrian Manner * 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



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
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.
Egypt -- History -- Greco Roman period, 332 B.C.-640 A.D.