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The Rise and Fall of Alexandria by Justin Pollard
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Jul 15, 08

I think sometimes that what we've accomplished in my lifetime is nothing compared to what the ancient scientists and philosophers accomplished, because we have all these tools that do our thinking for us. The Ancients has to work with natural elements at their disposal.

Anyways, this book is readable and chock full of interesting facts. The thinkers of Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt were so revolutionary. Calculating the Earth's circumference within the range of like 300 kilometers! Making a robotic theatre experience!

Although I did think that it was a little confusing because there was some of that, at this time this person did this, but little did he know that later on... Future referencing and whatever...

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