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and the Great Origen were tutors. The latter was considered the father of theology and was also active in the field of commentary and comparative Biblical studies63.

Fig. 64. Pantaenus of Alexandria. Wikimedia Commons


The fame of the catechetical school and its celebrating teachers, like Clement and Origen, drew lard numbers of interested pagans, who were subsequently converted in Christians. At one point, Origen was forced to go underground with his teaching, from house to house in order to avoid the enmity of jealous pagan authorities.64 The scope of this school was not limited to theological subjects; science, mathematics and humanities were also included in the syllabus. The question-and-answer method of commentary began there, and, 15 centuries before Braille, blind students at the school were using woodcarving techniques to read and write.65 THE FATE AND LEGACY OF THE ALEXANDRIAN MUSEUM AND LIBRARY Unfortunately for humanity, the Library was destroyed, not necessarily in a certain point of Alexandria’s history, but seems to have been definitely lost by


early Mediaeval period (7-8th

For the life and works of Origen see: Robert, 2008 [1902], 168–169; Eusebius, IV.12-14; Ferdinand, 1911. Haas, 1997, 183. 65 Ibid. 217-218. 64

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