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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World$
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Yun Lee Too

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199577804

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.001.0001

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The Birth of a Library

The Birth of a Library

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(p.19) 1 The Birth of a Library
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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World
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Yun Lee Too

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.003.0002

Chapter 1 looks at the narratives concerning the formation of the library in the ancient world. It shows how authors demonstrate that successive libraries always trace their origins to the same prior bodies of texts so that there appears to have been only one library that is constantly expanded in antiquity. It also considers how the formation of the library is associated with political or intellectual power, with ruling individuals, or with wars and conquest.

Keywords:   library, authorship, political power, intellectual power, corpus of texts, conquest

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