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. The Spoils of an Empire

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which the collapse of Alexander’s empire sets the stage for the domination of the Mediterranean world by Rome. Ptolemy’s establishment of the great library at Alexandria ensured for the moment a ... More


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