Reducing Information Pollution

The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World

Source: Atlas Obscura
Author: Lauren Young
Date: 08/26/2016
Excerpt: In the Hellenistic Era—that's 323 BC to 31 BC, for all you numbers fans—the Library of Alexandria, Egypt was a research hub of high prestige. But while certainly the largest of its time and the most famous, the Library of Alexandria wasn’t the only institution of its kind. Libraries throughout the ancient world competed to be the best Greek library, in rivalries that proved as dangerous and unscrupulous as actual wars.
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