The General's Wife
This is a board about my (yet unpublished) novel "The General's Wife" set during the Ptolemaic Period in Egypt. This is after Alexander the Great conquered much…
Ancient Alexandria. The Library at Alexandria was in charge of collecting all the world's knowledge, and most of the staff was occupied with the task of translating works onto papyrus paper. It did so through an aggressive and well-funded royal mandate involving trips to the book fairs of Rhodes and Athens. According to Galen, any books found on ships that came into port were taken to the library, and were listed as "books of the ships".