Excerpt from Geographica


The Mouseion is also part of the royal palaces [in Alexandria]; it has a public walk, an exedra with seats and a large house in which is the common mess hall of the men of learning who share the Mouseion. This group of men not only hold common property but also have a priest in charge of the Mouseion, who formerly was appointed by the kings but is now appointed by Caesar. — 17.8


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