« Une bibliothèque est un hôpital pour l’esprit »

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« Healing-Place of the Soul »

« The phrase was reported by Hecataeus of Abdera, a historian of the early third century B.C., to be an inscription on the sacred library of the tomb complex of Osymandyas (Ramses II), at Thebes. It is quoted by Diodorus Siculus (Diodorus of Sicily) in his Library of History (Biblioqhks Istorikhs), Book I, paragraph 49, line 3 (Loeb Library, Greek authors, volume I, pages 172-3.) »


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