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The Rise and Fall of Alexandria by Justin Pollard
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Aug 11, 10

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Read from August 06 to 11, 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed this. Learned without any degree of stuffiness, there was an interesting anecdote or revelation on nearly every page and the narrative raced along. I loved the way this history of a great ancient city wove within it the lives of so many important philosophers, scientists, inventors, mathematicians rulers and conquerers. For the uninitiated like me this is an excellent, accessible primer into the classical world of learning and thought.
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