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Unformatted text preview: at his capital of Alexandria as a weapons laboratory. c) He took his powerful fleet and tried to fight his way back into Greece and the Aegean Islands d) Another thing he did was to hire a Rhodian named Timosthenes to make a detailed survey of the Mediterranean coast, and outside through Gibraltar and up the Atlantic coast. Timosthenes voyage and the account of his voyage were as well known as they were useful to Ptolemy's fleet and diplomats 4. One damn useful weapon in this period was propaganda. All of the rulers of the three super-powers (and Pergamon) spent a great deal of time trying to appear more Greek than the others, and so Ptolemy and his heirs did not object to the philology soon taking place at his weapons laboratory. In fact, Ptolemy became one of the most famous book grabbers who ever lived. .. 5. Now, one of the people who ended up running his library was a...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENG enc1101 taught by Professor Topolsky during the Fall '01 term at Broward College.
- Fall '01