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Alexandrian Library

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Founded by Ptolemy Soʹter, in Alexandria, in Egypt. The tale is that it was burnt and partly consumed in 391; but when the city fell into the hands of the calif Omar, in 642, the Arabs found books sufficient to “heat the baths of the city for six months.” It is said that it contained 700,000 volumes.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Alethes
Alexander and the Robber
Alexander
Alexander of the North
Alexander the Corrector
Alexander’s Beard
Alexandra (in Orlando Furioso)
Alexandra
Alexandrian
Alexandrian Codex
Alexandrian Library
Alexandrian School
Alexandrine Age
Alexandrine Philosophy
Alexandrines
Alexandrite
Alexis (St.)
Alfader (father of all)
Alfana
Alfar
Alfheim (home of the good genii)

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Alexandrian Library