The New Library of Alexandria

The New Library of Alexandria

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The Library of Alexandria was maybe the greatest repository of knowledge in the ancient world. Located in Alexandria, Egypt, right on the Mediterranean, the library was burned by Julius Caesar in 48AD, and centuries worth of written wisdom were lost. If you’re as upset about this fact as the rest of the internet, it’s probably too soon, but I come bearing good news: though we’ll probably never know exactly the magnitude of what we lost, there is now another library on the site of the burned one. Image via Ancient World Magazine   The Maktabat El-Iskandarīyah (or… Library of Alexandria, …

The Charybdis of Literary Meme Culture

The Charybdis of Literary Meme Culture

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Hello internet denizens. Do you Like Homer? Sappho? Memes? Allow me to introduce you to the swirling vortex that is the classics fandom. It may have been two-hundred years since they got any new material, but the community is still going strong. Let’s take a look. Here, a meme about the greatest intellectual tragedy of all time.   Image via TheAmazingPeggyCarter     But it’s not all about history. Here are some about the Iliad.   Image via Classically Classical Classics Memes   Alright, so it wasn’t a gift, it was a sacrifice to the gods that the Trojans were foolish enough …