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?
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.
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.
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.
Library of Alexandria: the most famous library of Classical antiquity. ... which Philadelphus was able to purchase when his former tutor, Straton, was head of .... Hence we must render to them indeed the greatest thanks, because they did not let ... by using fire, which spread from the dockyards and destroyed the Great Library.
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 ...