Thinking Beyond the Scroll: The Ancient Library at Alexandria

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The Christian Librarian, ISSN: 2572-7478, Vol: 54, Issue: 1, Page: 9

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Franz, PhD, Gerald
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The ancient library at Alexandria, Egypt became a unique institution, influenced by Aristotle’s school in Athens and the Greek model of learning. The institution consisted of a museum, which functioned as a learning center, and a library collection. The Library grew under the generous patronage of the Ptolemies and became a thriving center for learning and scholarship. The Christian academic library shares some important similarities, but its starting point for knowledge is quite different.