Alexander gave his city an ideal location. He had it built on the shore of the
When Alexander was young, he was taught by the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle. After he conquered
Alexander left his city soon after construction started. He continued to lead his army in conquests to the east. He never returned to
Other famous libraries already existed in
Using that money, the librarians collected as many important scrolls as they possibly could. They sent men to cities such as
One leading librarian was named Callimachus (310?-240 BC). During his lifetime, the library had almost 500,000 scrolls. Callimachus wrote the first library catalog to make finding the right scroll easier.
Even the great library in