Alexandria: Lighthouse of science and humanities

Alexandria: Lighthouse of science and humanities
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Alexandria: Lighthouse of science and humanities

Alexandria has been one of the most important cities throughout history. Born from the mixing of two of the major cultures of Antiquity―Greek and Egyptian―the city has been a melting pot allowing the development of human knowledge from its origins. It was the city where some renowned figures of the...

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Journal Title: Contributions to Science
Main Author: Carmen Chica
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Language: English
Get full text: http://revistes.iec.cat/index.php/CtS/article/view/142086
Resource type: Journal article
Source: Contributions to Science; Vol 11, No 1 (Year 2015).
Publisher: Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Usage rights: Reconocimiento - NoComercial - CompartirIgual (by-nc-sa)
Subjects: Art and Humanity --> History
Abstract: Alexandria has been one of the most important cities throughout history. Born from the mixing of two of the major cultures of Antiquity―Greek and Egyptian―the city has been a melting pot allowing the development of human knowledge from its origins. It was the city where some renowned figures of the Antiquity, and recently several celebrated contemporaneous writers, worked. Hit by the hazards of the history, often violent, nowadays Alexandria seems to reborn, to become again a lighthouse for the science and humanities of the 21th century. Nevertheless, it will be necessary to remain watchful to overcome misunderstanding, intolerance and fanaticism, which threatens almost the entire planet Earth [Contrib Sci 11:59-74 (2015)]Keywords: Alexander the Great (356–323 BC) · Hypatia (ca. 355–415) · Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933) · Terenci Moix (1942–2003) · Bibliotheca Alexandrina