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Ancient Greek and Roman Libraries: a Talk by Professor Edith Hall
10 November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/ancient-libraries Although Mesopotamian civilisations had assembled texts, the ancient Greeks brought the idea of the universal book collection to its near-legendary consummation in the Library of Alexandria, which edited and housed thousands of papyrus rolls on every subject and attracted brilliant scholars from all over the ancient world. But there were many other libraries, serving also as scientific laboratories, public record offices, restaurants, mausoleums and even baths. This illustrated lecture investigates their history and the continuing influence on our modern world. Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 12 noon -1pm Barnard’s Inn Hall or watch later. Ticketed, free. NB please note change of time, starts at noon