An academy of literature by Ptolemy, son of Lagos, especially
famous for its grammarians and mathematicians. Of its grammarians
the most noted are Aristarchos, Harpocration, and Eratosthenes; and of
its mathematicians, Ptolemy and Euclid, the former an astronomer, and
the latter the geometer whose Elements are still very generally
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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