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“The Rise And Fall Of The Ancient Library At Alexandria”

1970 words - 8 pages

The ancient Library of Alexandria is acknowledged as the capital of education in the ancient world, the vanished library was not the initial library in the world; however, it stands out because of its legacy. It lasted over six centuries, and was the globe’s first research center. Her founders were Alexander the Great and Ptolemy II Soter, but it was organized by Aristotle’s student Demetrius of Phaleron.
The library was abundance with books and scholars from all over the world. Even though the library was confuted and damaged, there are some pieces that have survived like Letter of Aristeas that where possibly a translation of the Hebrew Bible. The library of Alexandria was an integrated library; it accepted ideals from other cultures and counties.
The majority of the library’s books were either translated or written in Greek. The patrons did not just read or write, they also began disputation as well as studying the universe, dissected corpses, and calculated the terrain. The library was dedicated to the Muses; therefore: scientist, philosophers and artists used them as their inspiration. The halls and rooms were constantly filled with new scrolls on mathematics, physics, astronomy, natural science and many more. The antique library in addition had structured: gardens, reading rooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls, dining rooms, a peripatetic school, a Greek temple, a zoo overflowing with exotic animals and a museum. Yet no one certainly knows how it is essentially built; especially on an illustration.
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Alexander III the Great was born in 365 B.C. in the capital of ancient Macedonia, Pella, and his parents were King Philip II and princess Olympias of Epirus. At age thirteen Aristotle became Alexander’s personal tutor Aristotle taught him everything
including medicine and rhetoric. When Alexander’s father had to leave for combat, Alexander at age sixteen show his country he was intelligent, young nevertheless capable to rule Macedonia. From thereon the legend of the conqueror and great military genius began. In 331 B.C. Alexander entered Egypt and saved the Egyptians from the Persian rule that had taken over around two centuries before Alexander’s rescue. He was crowned the pharaoh of Egypt and blessed as the son of Amun.
“Architects had no chalk for making the lines of the city, so they used
flour instead. Suddenly, an infinite number of birds rose like a great
black cloud from the nearby waters. They swooped down and ate all the
flour. The founding of Alexandria began with an omen.”

In 323 B.C. Alexander died, he was possibly poisoned or ill; subsequently he never saw Alexandria and its precious library.
Afterwards his most trusted general Ptolemy II Soter took charge of Egypt and the project to construct the city waiting to be built. He made it the new capital of...

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