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    Library of Alexandria

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    HOW WAS THE GREAT LIBRAY OF ALEXANDRIA ORGANIZED AND OPERATED? WHO OR WHAT CAUSED ITS DESTRUCTION? For the extra credit assignment I have decided to compose as essay describing the great library of Alexandria. The library itself is wrapped up in a great mystery that has had many historians and archeologists heavily interested in its existence for many years. It has been recorded that the library of Alexandria held many thousands, if not millions, of books, volumes and other documents. The library

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    Hypatia of Alexandria

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    Hypatia of Alexandria was born in 370 A.D. (although some discrepancies show that she may have actually been born around 355 A.D.). What little is known of her life has come from letters and correspondences, since all of her work had been burned shortly after her death. Her father was Theon, a well-known mathematician and philosopher. It is argued that he may be one of the most educated men to come out of Alexandria. he raised Hypatia in an environment of culture and learning. He wanted to raise

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    Hypatia of Alexandria

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    Hypatia of Alexandria Hypatia was born in 370 A.D. in Alexandria, Egypt. From that day on her life was one enriched with a passion for knowledge. Theon, Hypatia’s father whom himself was a mathematician, raised Hypatia in an environment of thought. Both of them formed a strong bond as he taught her his own knowledge and shared his passion in the search of answers to the unknown. Under her fathers discipline he developed a physical routine for her to ensure a healthy body as well as a highly functional

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    Ptolemy of Alexandria, the Influential Astronomer Ptolemy of Alexandria was the most influential astronomer of the ancient world. The books and theories Ptolemy developed served as a major basis for future astronomers. It was during the Renaissance period that his work became thoroughly studied and revised. Ptolemy collected all ancient knowledge of astronomy and geography including it in his book Almagest around 140 A.D. It follows, he then wrote a four volume astrological study

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    The Law of God and the Laws of the Cities in Philo of Alexandria ABSTRACT: I evaluate the position of philosophy within Philo’s theory of education as well as its relation to encyclical studies and to the highest forms of knowledge. According to Philo, true knowledge is knowledge of the law of God. Such is the role of philosophy. There exists a strong relation among the various fields of study reflecting the order that exists in all spheres of reality. Order and harmony are the same in an individual

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    The ancient Library of Alexandria is acknowledged as the capital of education in the ancient world, the vanished library was not the initial library in the world; however, it stands out because of its legacy. It lasted over six centuries, and was the globe’s first research center. Her founders were Alexander the Great and Ptolemy II Soter, but it was organized by Aristotle’s student Demetrius of Phaleron. The library was abundance with books and scholars from all over the world. Even though the

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    Pollution In Alexandria

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    I live in Alexandria, Virginia that was established in 1749. Today, Alexandria has become a major urban city. Alexandria has been recognized for a culturally diverse community. According to the 2000 Census, over half (53%) of the City is white. Twenty-two percent of the population is African American and fifteen percent is Hispanic. Six percent of the population is Asian, while four percent are of other races. (http://www.visitalexandriava.com/plan/about/history/) In order to identify the major

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    Athanasius of Alexandria

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    Alexander of Alexandria. Three years following the Council, Alexander was sick and it would be the year 328 when he would die. It is said that, shortly before he died, Alexander asked for his younger friend, probably in order to indicate that he wished him to be the next bishop of Alexandria.2 Meanwhile, Athanasius had fled into desert hiding not wanting to be made bishop of Alexandria. Finally, after Alexander had been dead for several weeks, Athanasius was made bishop over Alexandria. It is noted

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    Clement of Alexandria

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    still held by the church today. Clement of Alexandria was born circa 150 A.D. in Athens, Greece. Not many details or specifics are known about his life other than his influence on the early Christian church. Most of the information we do know came from his own writings or those of Eusebius. “Clement studied first in Athens and then traveled to Italy, Syria and Palestine to seek further instruction.” (Marcovich, 1995) Eventually he made his way to Alexandria where he led the famous catechetical school

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    Alexandria, a booming city of Greek culture, was a city built on the philosophies of Aristotle. Ancient Greece was actually a democratic society. But with the rise of Christianity, living and believing however you wanted was a freedom that would soon be challenged on every level, politically and personally in Alexandria. The rising spread of Christianity during this part of history threatened the power structure of the leaders of the time. In the film Agora, the story of Hypatia brings to life the

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    the Harbour’s impact within Alexandrian society. The ancient city of Alexandria quickly became a booming metropolis equal in size to such great cities as Rome and Athens. Perhaps the main stimulant of this intense and rapid growth was the Great Harbour that serviced the city. Archaeological excavations and written commentaries have indeed, aided in confirming the existence of Alexandria. The cosmopolitan seaport of Alexandria has accommodated two primary harbours since the 4th century AD, the

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    Hypatia

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    Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Egypt in the year 370 A.D. She was the daughter of a mathematician Theon. At the time of Hypatia's birth, he was a professor of mathematics at the University of Alexandria. He then became solely dedicated to producing the perfect human being. He taught Hypatia as much of his own knowledge of mathematics as possible. Theon also strived to have Hypatia be completely well-rounded by keeping her on a strict diet and exercise routine. She would row, swim, ride horses

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    Alexander the Great

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    What is Time magazine? Well it's not a magazine full of clock, Time magazine is about weekly events. Every year they have a Person of the Year cover. Alexander the Great is known for his bravery and how he conquered many countries. Alexander the Great should be the next Time person of the year because of the many things he changed in his time-he put cities on key routes, unified the lands he conquered, and he helped to combine cultures. Alexander the great has lived a life full of accomplishments

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    Euclid

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    EUCLID: The Man Who Created a Math Class Euclid of Alexandria was born in about 325 BC. He is the most prominent mathematician of antiquity best known for his dissertation on mathematics. He was able to create “The Elements” which included the composition of many other famous mathematicians together. He began exploring math because he felt that he needed to compile certain things and fix certain postulates and theorems. His book included, many of Eudoxus’ theorems, he perfected many of Theaetetus's

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    The Age of Alexander

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    widespread and peoples of many ethnic and religious backgrounds merged in populous urban centers. Advances were made in various fields of scientific inquiry, including engineering, physics, astronomy and mathematics. Great libraries were founded in Alexandria, Athens and the independent kingdom of Pergamum. The old beliefs in Olympian gods were infused with foreign elements, especially from the east; "Oriental" ecstatic cults, such as those of Cybele, Isis, and Mithras, become popular in the Hellenized

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    Cyril of Alexandria

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    perfect, sinless, unable to suffer, become sinful, corruptible flesh, and suffer ultimate punishment for the sins of man? This is the same question that puzzled many early church fathers, and the one that most potently effected Cyril, bishop of Alexandria. It led to intense church controversy, leaving Cyril a legacy and a reputation still impressed upon him today, and leaving another church leader disgraced in the depths of heresy. But before studying Cyril’s main theological conflict, one must first

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    Cleopatra

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    Significant Woman: Cleopatra 	I chose to write my "Significant Woman" paper on Egypt’s last pharaoh, Cleopatra. When I began my report, I knew very little about Cleopatra, except that she was the mistress of both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony of Rome. I wondered what impacts on history Cleopatra made on her own. 	I feel that Cleopatra was a very significant woman in history because she was very aggressive and assertive, characteristics that have always been considered unfeminine

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    most powerful and feared of the three triumvirates, over- shadowing the popularity of his fellow commanders, Octavius Caesar and Lepidus. His status as a solid leader changed after his first encounter with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt and ruler of Alexandria. The encounter started out as a political alliance between him and Cleopatra, but quickly resulted in a historical love affair with the Queen and the exotic world that was opposite from the rigidity of Roman culture and code of behavior. Cleopatra

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    Cleopatra Pharaohs

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    years of her reign, she united the country of Egypt in many different ways. She pieced together the once torn kingdom and also bettered the economy. Egypt was introduced to Greek methods in 331 BCE when Alexander the Great founded the city of Alexandria. The country of Egypt was left in the hands of Ptolemy when Alexander died. This was the beginning of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the divided kingdom between Greek and Egyptian ideology. In the duration of the first three pharaohs, this was known as

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    Although the Hellenistic Era started with the death of Alexander the Great in 323BCE it is important to explore its beginnings. Both Greek and Oriental philosophies greatly influenced the formation of the Hellenistic Age. The spread of Hellenistic culture and its substantial scientific contributions produced an impact on civilization that is still evident today. One of the most important aspects of the thought, culture, and religion during the Hellenistic Era was its impact on the Jewish culture

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