One of the great seats of learning and repositories of knowledge in the ancient world, Alexandria and the great schools of thought to which it gave its name made a vital contribution to the development of intellectual and cultural heritage in the Occidental world. This book brings together twenty papers delivered at a symposium held at the J. Paul Getty Museum on the subject of Alexandria and Alexandrianism. Subjects range from "The Library of Alexandria and Ancient Egyptian Learning" to "Alexandria and the Origins of Baroque Architecture."
With nearly two hundred illustrations, the handsome volume presents some of the world's leading scholars on the continuing influence and fascination of this great city. The distinguished contributors include Peter Green, R. R. R. Smith, and the late Bernard Bothmer.
Kenneth Hamma is head of collections information planning at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
This book is out of print. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.