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Alexandrian School

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An academy of literature by Ptolemy, son of Laʹgos, especially famous for its grammarians and mathematicians. Of its grammarians the most noted are Aristarchos, Harpocraʹtion, and Eratosʹthenēs; and of its mathematicians, Ptolemy and Euclid, the former an astronomer, and the latter the geometer whose Elements are still very generally used.

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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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