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The Divided City

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focusses on the city of Alexandria. Alexander the Great founded this new Greek capital of Egypt around 322 BC and shortly after, his general Ptolemy imported 120,000 captive Jews from ... More


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