Lost Books of Antiquity
September 27, 2013 - 7:00pm

Learn about the most important books you will never read. They were burned, traded, cut-up, badly stored, written on, and carbonized by the heat of volcanic eruptions. Many of the great books of Classical antiquity no longer exist, however, we often know the titles and the authors, and understand the massive impact these books had on the ancient world. Learn what books and libraries were like in the Greek and Roman world. Discover how some famous books from the past managed to survive, while many other books were lost. Free.