shores of wisdom the story of the ancient Library of Alexandria by Derek Adie Flower

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Published by Pharos in Ramsey .

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  • Alexandrian Library,
  • Libraries -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History -- To 400,
  • Civilization, Classical,
  • Alexandria (Egypt) -- Intellectual life,
  • Alexandria (Egypt) -- Antiquities,
  • Egypt -- History -- Greco Roman period, 332 B.C.-640 A.D

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementDerek Adie Flower.
The Physical Object
Pagination231 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18532708M
ISBN 100953094227

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