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    Ancient Alexandria

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    Ancient Alexandria was first and foremost a Greek city. Its history‚ however‚ is framed by two religious events that were alien to Greek intellectual traditions: Ptolemy’s creation of the cult of Serapis‚ which helped him establish rule‚ and the Christian riots that massacred the pagan philosopher Hypatia in A.D. 415. Between these two events is an unmatched record of intellectual achievement‚ elegantly chronicled by documentary makers Pollard and Reid. Among the many scientific advances they cover

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    Alexandria Library

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    Alexandria library Library of Alexandria‚  the most famous library of classical antiquity. It formed part of the research institute at Alexandria in Egypt that is known as the Museum‚ or the Alexandrian Museum. The Alexandrian library and museum were founded and maintained by the long succession of Ptolemies in Egypt from the beginning of the 3rd century bc. The library’s initial organization was the work of Demetrius of Phaleron‚ who was familiar with the achievements of the library at Athens

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    Pharos of Alexandria

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    Pharos of Alexandria Egypt’s glory from the ancient world till now presents us with many of the world’s beauties‚ including 2 of the Seven Wonders of the World‚ The Pyramids of Giza and the Great Pharos‚ or lighthouse‚ of Alexandria. The Pharos of Alexandria is the most famous lighthouse in antiquity and is the archetype of all lighthouses since. It was built by Sostratus of Cnidus for Ptolemy I Soter and is said to have been 110 meters tall‚ where the only higher man- made structure of the time

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    Lighthouse of Alexandria

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    Lighthouse of Alexandria The name comes from a lighthouse tower about 180 meters high‚ was built under the reign of Ptolemy II (283-246 BC) on the island of Pharos‚ opposite the port of Alexandria. Built by architect Sostratos of Cnidus was covered with marble. At the top was burning a fire at night that looked from a distance of 55 kilometers. Raised on a peninsula ahead of the Egyptian city is considered one of the greatest productions of ancient techniques. On a square base stood a slender

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    A Literature Review of The Rise and Fall of Alexandria Book Review of The Rise and Fall of Alexandria How the modern world was actually established is often overlooked and attributed to the powers and domination of Athens and Rome. What authors Justin Pollard and Howard Reid urge readers to understand‚ however‚ is the significance that the city of Alexandria had on Western Civilization. Both authors have worked in British and American television‚ and are accomplished in the film/documentary

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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

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    The Lighthouse of Alexandria Incription: Sostratus‚ the son of Dexiphanes‚ the Cnidian‚ dedicated this to the Saviour Gods‚ on behalf of those who sail the seas. Location: On the island of Pharos; now peninsula within the city of Alexandria The lighthouse was built in 209 BC‚ and dedicated to Ptolemy Soter and his wife Berenice. It was used to mark the harbor using fire at night and sun rays during the day and a giant mirror that reflected these lights. When Egypt was conquered by the

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    The Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria Ben Davis Thesis Statement: The Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria earns its place among the Seven Wonders of the World because of the engineering and building expertise required to make the tallest lighthouse‚ ever‚ in the world. Honors World History Mrs. Hunt 14 September 2012 Alexandria was a major city of trade during the 2nd to 4th centuries B.C. Named after the famed military leader‚ Alexander the Great‚ it was situated on the western end of

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    The nature of sources and evidence in this case study * Alexandria is known to be one of the great centres of learning in both science and literature under the Ptolematic kings. The Royal Library of Alexandria was once home to the largest collection of books in antiquity‚ appealing to a range of scholars including mathematicians‚ philosophers and scientists looking to study and teach. It can be said for certain that the library was once there‚ but no longer is at present day. The Royal Library

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    Newton were born at precisely the right time for their ideas to be really revolutionary - just far enough ahead of their time to be trailblazers‚ but not so far ahead that people had no idea what they were talking about. Hero of Alexandria Hero‚ or Heron‚ of Alexandria‚ on the other hand‚ had the astonishing bad taste to be born around 10 CE‚ which made his inventions so far ahead of their time that they could be of little practical use and‚ in time‚ were forgotten. If he had been born in‚ say‚

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    Euclid of Alexandria

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    Euclid of Alexandria -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Born: about 325 BC Died: about 265 BC in Alexandria‚ Egypt -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Euclid of Alexandria is the most prominent mathematician of antiquity best known for his treatise on mathematics The Elements. The long lasting nature of The Elements must make Euclid the leading mathematics teacher of all time. However little is

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    Elucid of Alexandria

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    Euclid also known as Euclid of Alexandria‚ was a Greek mathematician‚ often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I (323–283 BC). His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics‚ serving as the main textbook for teaching mathematics (especially geometry) from the time of its publication until the late 19th or early 20th century.[1][2][3] In the Elements‚ Euclid deduced the principles of what is now called Euclidean

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    Cleopatra

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    rival‚ Julius Caesar‚ to Alexandria. In order to help her cause‚ Cleopatra sought Caesar’s support‚ reportedly smuggling herself into the royal palace to plead her case with him. Caesar and Cleopatra For his part‚ Caesar needed to fund his own return to power in Rome‚ and needed Egypt to repay the debts incurred by Auletes. After four months of war between Caesar’s outnumbered forces and those of Ptolemy XIII‚ Roman reinforcements arrived; Ptolemy was forced to flee Alexandria‚ and was believed to

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    b) Evaluate ancient and modern images and interpretations of Cleopatra VII Images and interpretations of a person can change over time. Such movement is paralleled with changes in opinion and morals throughout generations. Cleopatra the seventh is subject to this fluctuation. Ancient images and interpretations differ greatly to the impression left today merely by her name. Chris Dumasis‚ a modern day historian amplifies this theory in ‘Interpretations of Cleopatra’. She argues‚ “women have been

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    of Euclid’s Elements published in 1607 Plato founded the Academy in Athens‚ the first institution of higher learning in Europe.[5] The city of Alexandria in Egypt‚ founded in 330 BCE‚ became the successor to Athens as the intellectual cradle of Ancient Greece. There mathematician Euclid and anatomist Herophilus; constructed the great Library of Alexandria and

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    thousand years that whether Cleopatra was a professional queen that know how to use her beauty to do everything for her beloved country or just a gorgeous woman who was easily and passionately in love with anyone. Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC in Alexandria‚ Egypt. Her full name‚ "Cleopatra Thea Philopator" means "the Goddess Cleopatra‚ the Beloved of Her Father". After her father’s death in the Spring of 51 BC‚ according to Egyptian law‚ Cleopatra was forced to have a consort‚ who was either a brother

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    Cleopatra's Death Essay

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    Cleopatra Dead! 30 B.C On this day‚ we mourn the loss of the beloved queen Cleopatra. Cleopatra was found in her room with her two most loyal and trustworthy maids. She was found dead‚ lying on a golden couch and dressed in her royal attire. (Prudence‚ 2006) Her maids were found dead along with her. One at her feet and the other by her head. Cleopatra was found by a few of Octavian’s messengers‚ after he sent them to check up on her. He became suspicious that something was wrong after receiving

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    Timeline Storyboarding Document Use the table below to help you plan your timeline. By completing your research and this document ahead of time‚ when you get to the actual timeline program‚ you will already have everything done and it should be quick and easy to put the timeline together. Also‚ you will have a saved copy of your work in case something bad should happen in the timeline program. To save this document so that you can type in it and save your work: Go to File Click “Save as”

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    History of Alexandria From Wikipedia‚ the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation‚ search The history of Alexandria dates back to the city ’s founding‚ by Alexander the Great‚ in 331 BC. Yet‚ before that‚ there were some big port cities just east of Alexandria‚ at the western edge of what is now Abu Qir Bay. The Canopic (westernmost) branch of the Nile Delta still existed at that time‚ and was widely used for shipping. After its foundation‚ Alexandria became the seat of the Ptolemaic rulers of

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    architecture and planning. The Greek historian and geographer Strabo stated that Alexandria “ has magnificent public precincts and royal palaces that cover a fourth or even a third of the entire area”. A few key features of the city include the Pharos of Alexandria and the Mouseion. The Pharos of Alexandria was a lighthouse that “towered 120 meters into the sky” . The Mouseion was the centre of classical learning within Alexandria. Strabo described it as a large complex of buildings and gardens with richly

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