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Alexandrialocked

  • Judith McKenzie,
  • Gordon Campbell,
  • R. R. R. Smith,
  • Wiktor A. Daszewski,
  • A. H. Enklaar,
  • Dominic Montserrat,
  • C. Walters
  •  and Wladyslaw B. Kubiak
  • , revised by Sheila S. Blair
  •  and Jonathan M. Bloom

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Egyptian city situated on the Mediterranean coast west of the delta of the River Nile, capital of Egypt from c. 320 bc to ad 642, seaport and centre of ancient Greek culture.

Alexandria was founded in 331 bc by Alexander, on the site of the small Egyptian settlement of Rhakotis. Its location, with access by canal to the River Nile, enabled it to become an important and highly prosperous trading centre, and by ...

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