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    • The Rise and Fall of Alexandria

    • Birthplace of the Modern Mind
    • By: Justin Pollard, Howard Reid
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Founded by Alexander the Great and built by self-styled Greek pharaohs, the city of Alexandria at its height dwarfed both Athens and Rome. It was the marvel of its age, legendary for its vast palaces, safe harbors, and magnificent lighthouse. But it was most famous for the astonishing intellectual efflorescence it fostered and the library it produced. If the European Renaissance was the "rebirth" of Western culture, then Alexandria, Egypt, was its birthplace.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen

    • By Jeffrey on 10-02-08

    Regular price: $24.95