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Les bibliothèques grecques de l'Egypte hellénistique

Abstract : The history of libraries would begin in Alexandria. The study of literary sources, architectural structures and collections of Greek papyrus scrolls throughout the Lagid territory allows us to review our Alexandro-centered approach. This research focuses on the development of new socio-cultural practices and the need for the Greeks in Egypt to disseminate their culture and identity, which is reflected in the emergence of collective and private libraries. The author then attempts to identify the existence of characteristics specific to the architectural and structural model of Greek libraries and, in view of the absence of convincing vestiges, his study extends to document management practices and literary collections. These exhaustive works thus make it possible to offer a new perspective on the wealth of intellectual activity in the provinces and attest to the reception of the Alexandrian scholars driven out by Ptolemy VIII.
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Contributor : Helene Fleury Ameztoy Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Friday, June 19, 2020 - 10:12:56 AM
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  • HAL Id : hal-02874741, version 1



Helene Fleury Ameztoy. Les bibliothèques grecques de l'Egypte hellénistique. L'Harmattan, 2021, Prix scientifique, 9782343220284. ⟨hal-02874741⟩



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