Alexandrian Academia

A map of ancient Alexandria. Concerning the intellectual culture of ancient Alexandria, Peter Green wryly observes the following. Timon of Philus, a bitter lampoonist . . . wrote of Ptolemy’s Alexandrian think tank: “In the polyglot land of Egypt many now find pasturage as endowed scribblers, endlessly quarreling in the Muses’ birdcage.” . . . … Read more