The Vanished Library

Author: Luciano Canfora
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520072558
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The Library Of Alexandria

Author: Roy MacLeod
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857714384
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In narratives that preceded him by seven centuries, and that outlived him by
many more, there grew a tradition of scholarship that centred upon the history,
legend, and influence of what some have called the 'vanished library' of
Alexandria. The famous Library's origins lie among the more distant echoes of
European memory, and await our rediscovery. The story begins before
Alexandria itself. Among the Greeks, it is said, Peisistratus, tyrant of Athens, was
the first to found a library ...

The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

Author: Michael Parenti
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585567
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Luciano Canfora, The Vanished Library (Berkeley: University of California Press,
1987), 81–82. Suetonius, Claudius 42.5. Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the
Roman Empire II, 25 n.9. Canfora, The Vanished Library, 192. For a fuller
discussion of Christianity's war against pagan literature and learning, see my
History as Mystery (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1999), 45–47, 95–103.
Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, XXVIII, 891. Canfora
, The Vanished ...

Greek In A Cold Climate

Author: Hugh Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780389209676
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A few weeks ago she was reported by the newspapers to be supporting a plan to
build a vast Greek library to replace the lost library of Alexandria. That library was
the chief Greek library of the ancient word, and it is the vanished library of
Professor Canfora's title. Despite its undeniable importance, we have very
imperfect evidence for what it contained, for its history and the manner in which it
ceased to exist. The great library of Alexandria was part of an institution called
The Museum; ...

Story Of Libraries

Author: Fred Lerner
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826413253
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(Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1964), 8. Biblical quotations are from Tanach (
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1985). 2 Libraries of
Classical Antiquity 1. Aulus Gellius, Noctium Atticarum 7.17.1-2, trans. John C.
Rolfe (Loeb Classical Library, Attic Nights). 2. Strabo, Geographica 13.1.54, trans
. Horace Leonard Jones (Loeb Classical Library, The Geography of Strabo). 3.
Pfeiffer, History of Classical Scholarship, 97. 4. Plutarch, quoted in Canfora, The
Vanished Library, ...

Caesarea Maritima

Author: Avnēr Rabbān
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004103788
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Through. 1 U. Eco, The Name of the Rose (London, 1983). 2 L. Canfora, The
Vanished Library: A Wonder Qf the Ancient World (Berkeley, 1989). 3 The library
of L. Calpurnius Piso and his resident philosopher Philodemus at Herculaneum,
that of the Essene community at Qumran, and that of the Pachomian monastery at
Nag Harnmadi. The first was private; the other two belonged to an entire
community. 4J. McGuckin, “Caesarea Maritima as Origen Knew It,” in R. Daly, ed.,
Origeniana ...


Author: Marilyn Ekdahl Ravicz
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438971281
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Thus, it is thought that Christian and later seventh century Muslim zealots ruined
the Museion and Library bit by bit through lack of care or outright destruction
during cultural revolutions to weed out dissidents. ... Press, 1991; Grant, Michael,
The Ancient Mediterranean, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969; Vrettos,
Theodore, Alexandria, City of the Western Mind, New York: The Free Press, 2001
; Can- fora, Luciano, The Vanished Library, A Wonder of the Ancient World, trans.

The Possibility Of An Architecture

Author: Mark Goulthorpe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135260982
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I can't really say where this interest began – it just emerged from a general
background, but has begun to separate itself into definable, if inscrutable, form –
a form of process, perhaps. Maybe it began with the history of bibliotheke,
perhaps with a history of writing, both of which divide and disappear at specific
points, and both of which seem important in any discussion of origin. The
vanished Library of Alexandria, for instance, the Great Library – ultimate origin
and prototype of a ...

The Vanished Messenger

Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1421815214
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Science In The Vanished Arcadia

Author: Miguel de Asúa
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004256776
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The first was the Latin American fellowship of the John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation, which allowed me to spend the Spring Term of 2007 at the
Section ofthe History ofMedicine and the Program in the History of Science and
Medicine at Yale. I remain much obliged to John Harley Warner for his generous
hospitality and to the Secretary of the Section, Ramona Moore, for her help in
many matters of survival. The staff of the Sterling and the Beinecke Libraries were
always ...