4th Century B.C.E.

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Construction begins on the Library of Alexandria, perhaps the largest and most significant library of the ancient world

It flourished under the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty and functioned as a major center of scholarship from its construction in the 3rd century B.C.E. until the Roman conquest of Egypt in 30 B.C.E., with collections of works, lecture halls, meeting rooms, and gardens.

Construction begins on the Library of Alexandria, perhaps the largest and most significant library of the ancient world More

Lucius Sextius Lateranus becomes the first plebeian consul of Rome

The Lex Licinia Sextia, also known as the Licinian Rogations, was a series of laws proposed by the tribunes of the plebs, Lucius Sextius Lateranus and Gaius Licinius Stolo. These laws provided for a limit on the interest rate of loans and a restriction on private ownership of land. A third law, which provided for one of the two consuls to be a plebeian.

Lucius Sextius Lateranus becomes the first plebeian consul of Rome More