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 Alexandrian Library.Alexandrine Age. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Alexandrian School.
An academy of literature by Ptolemy, son of La’gos, especially famous for its grammarians and mathematicians. Of its grammarians the most noted are Aristarchos, Harpocra’tion, and Eratos’thens; and of its mathematicians, Ptolemy and Euclid, the former an astronomer, and the latter the geometer whose Elements are still very generally used.   1

 Alexandrian Library.Alexandrine Age. 


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