HFM 031 | The Library of Alexandria and its Destruction

September 2, 2013

Books, Podcast

The Great Library of Alexandria is believed to have housed many, if not most, of the books in the ancient world. All of the plays of Sophocles were held there, over 100, and we only have 7 that survive today. What did we lose by its destruction, and who burned it down?

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About Michael Rank

Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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