Thursday, September 02, 2021

The Library of Alexandria

THE GREEK REPORTER: Ancient Library of Alexandria One of Greatest Treasures of Mankind (Patricia Claus).

This article gives a nice summary of the history of the Library of Alexandria. For PaleoJudaica posts on the subject, see here and links.

The Library of Alexandria also figures importantly in the Letter of Aristeas, the earliest, albeit still legendary, account of the translation of the Pentateuch into Greek. The Greek Reporter also had an article on the Septuagint story which I noted yesterday.

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