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Library Catalogues: From Literary Description to Literary Self‐Description

Yun Lee Too

in The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199577804
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0003
 							Library Catalogues: From Literary Description to Literary Self‐Description

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Chapter 2 examines the ways in which the library was catalogued so that people would know where to find things in a body of works and in individuals' works. It traces this impulse back to statements in poetry about the contents of a work, to the catalogues in Alexandria, and, finally, to tables of contents in subsequent works such as those of Pliny and Aulus Gellius.

Keywords: library; catalogues; Alexandria; tables of contents; poetry; Pliny; Aulus Gellius

Chapter.  11859 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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