Thinking Beyond the Scroll: The Ancient Library at Alexandria

Citation data:

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

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol54/iss1/9
Author(s):
Franz, PhD, Gerald
article description
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.