Monday, April 18, 2005

We Seek the Holy Grail

I came across an article about classical Greek and Latin texts that are now able to be deciphered, thanks to modern technology. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri are the "classical holy grail" and "could lead to a 20 per cent increase in the number of great Greek and Roman works in existence." These include "new" works by Sophocles and Euripides.

I am astonished that this isn't front page news around the world. Maybe I'm overestimating the significance of this, but can you imagine the fuss that would be raised over one newly discovered Shakespearian play? This seems much bigger than that.

On a related note, I'm totally naming my next D&D character Oxyrhynchus Papyri.
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