Picturism "sad hours" Funny
I swear to some random diety that people post these thing just so they can be proven wrong.
The Library was already much decline from its heyday when the first ( and I’m assuming this is the incident in question) ‘burning’ took place by Julius Caesar in 48BC. This has already been fairly debunked as most contemporary works don’t mention the library only the docks and warehouses (which most certainly could have contained scrolls) next to the ships being burnt.
Now back to the main point, Ptolemy VIII Physcon (yes I had to look this one up there are a crap ton of ptolemies) had already kicked most of the scholars out in 148BC. So by the time Julius Caesar got around it had already been in a state of decline.
To top all of that off, a number of references in other writing into the first couple of centuries AD talk about the library as if it was still active.
@pleroma77, so I can’t prove or disprove any of what you just said with the knowledge currently in my brain but you said it with confidence and I dig it.
That how you cam tell how middle class you are; by how upset you get when the library of Alexandria is mentioned.
whats so great about the library of alexandria? just a bunch of dusty ancient books. Not like they had the key to immortality in them.
@Z0IDBERG, ok but how do you know that since the library is burnt down
@Hellboi, i’m not a time traveler, of course i dont know what books burned! time travel is completely impossible! Nobody alive right now even knows if the library had books on immortality, especially not me because i’m not immortal.
@Z0IDBERG, me thinks the squid man doth protest too much. You’re totally an immortal.