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jan 1, 350 BC - Alexandrian library by Ptolemy I Soter

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ristotle’s library formed the basis, mainly by means of copies, of the library established at Alexandria, which became the greatest in antiquity. It was planned by Ptolemy I Soter in the 3rd century bc and brought into being by his son Ptolemy II Philadelphus with the collaboration of Demetrius of Phaleron, their adviser. The founders of this library apparently aimed to collect the whole body of Greek literature in the best available copies, arranged in systematic order

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jan 1, 350 BC
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~ 2373 years ago
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