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Bibliography to the Great Libraries of Alexandria

Primary sources

Where no details are given, the work is found in the widely available Loeb Classical Library which includes an English translation. Except where noted all bibliographic data also refers to an English translation.

Achilles Tatius Leukippe and Kleitophon

Ammianus Marcellinus Roman History

Aphthonius Progymnasmata trans. Heath, 1997 <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/classics/resources/rhetoric/prog-aph.htm> (20th August, 2001)

Athenaeus Deipnosophist

Aulus Gellius Attic Nights

Clement of Alexandria Exhortation to the Heathen in Ante-Nicene Fathers eds. Wace and Schaff, Peabody, 1996 <http://www.ccel.org/fathers2> (20th August, 2001)

Dio Cassius Roman History

Diogenes Laertius Lives of Eminent Philosophers

Epiphanius Weights and Measures in Patrologiae Graecae Cursus Completus ed. Migne (with Latin translation), Paris, 1857-66

Eutropius Compendium of Roman History

Evagrius History of the Church trans. Whitby, Liverpool, 2000

Florus Epitome of Roman History

Galen Commentary on the Epidemics of Hippocrates in Opera Omnia ed. Kuhn (with Latin translation), Hildsheim, 1964-5

Georgius Syncellus Chronicle ed. Jacobi (with Latin translation), Venice, 1729

Hermias Sozomen History of the Church in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers eds. Wace and Schaff, Peabody, 1996 <http://www.ccel.org/fathers2> (20th August, 2001)

Irenaeus Against Heresies in Ante-Nicene Fathers eds. Wace and Schaff, Peabody, 1996 <http://www.ccel.org/fathers2> (20th August, 2001)

Jerome Lives of Illustrious Men in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers eds. Wace and Schaff, Peabody, 1996 <http://www.ccel.org/fathers2> (20th August, 2001)

John Chrysostom Homilies against the Jews trans. Harkins, Washington, 1979

John of Nikiou Chronicle trans. Charles, London, 1916

Josephus Jewish Antiquities

Julian Letters

Julius Caesar The Alexandrine War

Julius Caesar The Civil Wars

Lucan The Civil War

Paulus Orosius History Against the Pagans in Patrologiae Latinae Cursus Completus ed. Migne (with Latin translation), Paris, 1844-55

Philo Embassy from the Jews to Gaius in Works of Philo trans. Yonge, Peabody, 1983

Philo Life of Moses in Works of Philo trans. Yonge, Peabody, 1983

Plutarch Life of Antony

Plutarch Life of Julius Caesar

Polybius History of Rome

Rufinus Tyrannius History of the Church trans. Amidon, New York, 1997

Seneca the Younger Dialogue on the Tranquillity of the Mind

Socrates Scholasticus History of the Church in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers eds. Wace and Schaff, Peabody, 1996 <http://www.ccel.org/fathers2> (20th August, 2001)

Strabo Geography

The Suda ed. Gaisford (with Latin translation) London, 1853

Suetonius The Twelve Caesars

Synesius of Cyrene Letters, Essays and Hymns trans. Fitzgerald, 1926-30 <http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/5164/synesius.html> (20th August, 2001)

Tertullian Apology in Ante-Nicene Fathers eds. Wace and Schaff, Peabody, 1996 <http://www.ccel.org/fathers2> (20th August, 2001)

Theodoret History of the Church in Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers eds. Wace and Schaff, Peabody, 1996 <http://www.ccel.org/fathers2> (20th August, 2001)

Vitruvius On Architecture

Secondary bibliography

Blum, Rudolf Kallimachos: the Alexandrian Library and the Origins of Bibliography Madison, 1991

Butler, Alfred J The Arab Conquest of Egypt Oxford, 1978

Canfora, Luciano The Vanished Library Berkeley, 1989

Casson, Lionel Libraries in the Ancient World London, 2001

El-Abbadi, Mustafa The Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria Paris 1992

Ellis, Walter Ptolemy of Egypt London, 1994

Fraser, Peter M Ptolemaic Alexandria Oxford, 1972

Gibbon, Edward History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire London, 1996

Guidoboni, Emanulela Catalogue of Ancient Earthquakes Rome, 1994

Haas, Christopher Alexandria in Late Antiquity: Topography and Social Conflict London, 1997

Hornblower, Simon and Spawforth, Anthoy (eds) Oxford Classical Dictionary 3rd Edition Oxford, 1996

Kennedy, George A Greek Rhetoric Under the Christian Emperors Princeton, 1983

Macleod, Roy M (ed) The Library of Alexandria: Centre of Learning in the Ancient World London, 2000

Parsons, Edward A The Alexandrian Library, Glory of the Hellenistic Word: Its Rise, Antiquities and Destructions London, 1952

Rowe, Alan Discovery of the Famous Temple and Enclosure of Serapis at Alexandria Paris 1946

Russell, Donald A Plutarch London, 1973

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