The Ancient Library at Alexandria: Facts and Fictions

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 17:30

"The Ancient Library at Alexandria: Facts and Fictions." Susan Stephens (Professor of Classics, Stanford U.) "Jewish Culture in Alexandria: The Hebrew Bible in Greek." Erich Gruen (Professor of the Graduate School-Wood Professor, UC Berkeley). "Alexandria, the City of Imagination: Cavafy and the Ptolemies." Modern Greek poet C. P. Cavafy’s poetry set in Ptolemaic Alexandria. Readings and translations by Martha Klironomos (Professor of English and Modern Greek Studies, Center for Modern Greek Studies, Nikos Kazantzakis Chair, SF State U). "Alexander's Pictorial Legacy." Ada Cohen (Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College) For more information, please visit the Humanities West website: www.humanitieswest.org Alexander/Alexandria: The Flowering of Hellenistic Culture was presented by Humanities West, and co-sponsored Center for Modern Greek Studies at San Francisco State University with support from Consul General of Greece, Grants for the Arts/SF Hotel Tax Fund, Bank of the West, George and Judy Marcus Family Foundation, Center for Middle East Studies, UC Berkeley, Stanford Humanities Center, Hellenic American Professional Society, community partners and individual donors.