The Library of Alexandria was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient ... There is little consensus on when books in the actual library were destroyed. ... However, in a surprise attack, Caesar's soldiers set fire to the Egyptian ships .... Orosius does not say where temples' books were taken, whether to ...
The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was one ... Arguably, this library is most famous for having been burned down resulting in ... Sources differ on who was responsible for its destruction and when it .... first library catalog—did his most famous work at the Library of Alexandria, ...
It has been estimated that at one time the Library of Alexandria held over half a million ... In 48 BC, Caesar was pursuing Pompey into Egypt when he was suddenly cut off by an Egyptian ... Unfortunately, it also burned down part of the city - the area where the great Library stood. ... So who did burn the Library of Alexandria?
However, the consensus of opinion is that the Royal Library did form part of the ... The infamous destruction by fire of the Library of Alexandria, with the ... Library had obviously not been burned down by Caesar twenty-eight years previously.
May 12, 2014 ... when the enemy tried to cut off his (Julius Caesar's) fleet, he was forced to ... Nevertheless, Strabo does not mention the Library of Alexandria itself, thereby supporting the claim that Caesar was responsible for burning it down.
May 12, 2016 ... Illustration of the ancient Library of Alexandria, Egypt. ... able to purchase when his former tutor, Straton, was head of the Lyceum. .... to them indeed the greatest thanks, because they did not let all go in ... Yet he is remarkably silent regarding the extent of the destruction caused by the fire in the city itself.
May 28, 2013 ... Note: When a reference is given in Green then holding your mouse over it will cause a ... What happened to the Royal Library of Alexandria? ... It does not include any mention of setting fire to Alexandria but instead states that ...
Tim O'Neill has a great answer that shows that the library of Alexandria never was some sort of ... According to Plutarch, it was destroyed by fire largely during the Siege of Alexandria (47 BC) when the Roman forces of Julius ... (or rather adapted from the Chinese version) in Alexandria much earlier than it actually did.
"Nor did the fire fall upon the vessels only: the houses near the sea caught fire from ... Strabo was to stay there for four years and reside in Alexandria, which he ...
Oct 8, 2013 ... And so, in 283 BCE, the great library at Alexandria was born. ... warehouses full of scrolls for export that Caesar burned when he sacked the port. ... it had more to do with government spending cuts than it did with a great fire.