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Alexandria, 05: Libraries of
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The most explicit testimony for the simultaneous existence of two substantial libraries in Alexandria for about 500 years is admittedly late: according to the Byzantine author John Tzetzes (12th cent.; Prolegomena in Aristophanem; see Koster, 1975), Ptolemy I…

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Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther, “Alexandria, 05: Libraries of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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