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Library of Alexandria

Ptolemy IX Soter II is said to have given the position to a political supporter

1980s BC
Alexandria, Egypt

Ptolemy IX Soter II (ruled 88–81 BC) is said to have given the position to a political supporter. Eventually, the position of head librarian lost so much of its former prestige that even contemporary authors ceased to take interest in recording the terms of office for individual head librarians.


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