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The Sociality of the Ancient Library

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/9780199577804.003.0009
 							The Sociality of the Ancient Library

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Libraries have the power to change how people live their lives. They were places in which one did research, they were, as in the case of Alexandria, hothouses of intellectual rivalry, they were places of relaxation, as in the bath‐houses of Rome, they were public and they were private and they could also be imaginary.

Keywords: library; research; Alexandria; Rome; bath‐house

Chapter.  10941 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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