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The Library of Alexandria, one of the wonders of the Ancient World, has haunted Western culture for over 2,000 years. The Ptolemaic kings of Egypt—successors of Alexander the Great—had a staggering ambition: to house all of the books ever written under one roof, and the story of the universal library and its destruction still has the power to move us.

The Vanished Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World by Luciano Canfora

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    • Paperback : 205 pages
    • ISBN-10 : 0520072553
    • Product Dimensions : 6.28 x 0.75 x 9 inches
    • ISBN-13 : 978-0520072558
    • Publisher : University of California Press; First Trade Paperback Edition (September 18, 1990)
    • Language: : English