Ancient Greek and Roman Libraries

Ancient Greek and Roman Libraries
 
  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Free

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Although Mesopotamian civilisations had assembled texts, the ancient Greeks brought the idea of the universal book collection to its near-legendary consummation in the Library of Alexandria, which edited and housed thousands of papyrus rolls on every subject and attracted brilliant scholars from all over the ancient world.

But there were many other libraries, serving also as scientific laboratories, public record offices, restaurants, mausoleums and even baths. This illustrated lecture investigates their history and the continuing influence on our modern world.

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  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
 Free

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2021-11-10 13:00 2021-11-10 13:00 Europe/London Ancient Greek and Roman Libraries This illustrated lecture investigates their history and the continuing influence on our modern world. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/11/10/ancient-greek-and-roman-libraries-273450 Barnard's Inn Hall,86 Fetter Lane,Just off Holborn,London

Location

Barnard's Inn Hall,

86 Fetter Lane,
Just off Holborn,
London,
UK
EC4A 1AD

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Nearest tube and train stations to Barnard's Inn Hall

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