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Appearing soon at a bookshop near you!

Taken from aletharch, and reposted here because it's fantastically important:

New Classical texts being deciphered from the Oxyrhynchus archive at a rate of knots!

I think I probably need to go and lie down for a bit while I take the implications of this on board.

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kaz_pixie
Apr. 17th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
that does sound hugely interesting and exciting actually - even for me, and i'm not even being sarcastic.
swisstone
Apr. 17th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
I was reading about this over at a colleague's this afternoon. Fascinating stuff, and it will be interesting if there's more of how Sophocles handled the whole Seven Against Thebes myth.
jessica_phoenix
Apr. 17th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
How incredibly exciting!!! I was so sad to hear about Professor Lyne though :(
mejoff
Apr. 17th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
Squeeee!!
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strange_complex
Apr. 17th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
Ah! I was a bit surprised!
mejoff
Apr. 18th, 2005 07:34 am (UTC)
I'm actually quite excited about it too!
poliphilo
Apr. 17th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
This makes me happy.
ladyguinevere83
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
That looks really fascinating! Hopefully there'll be something for those of us not particularly up on the subject :-)
strange_complex
Apr. 17th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
The first publications of the texts will be in Greek, but you can rest assured that anything really important will be translated pretty quickly as well.
rosamicula
Apr. 17th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
According to the Sunday Indy it could double teh amount of classical 'pulp fiction' - populist, trashy stuff apparently - available to scholars. Marvellous.
angeoverhere
Apr. 18th, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
*Please* keep us updated as and when interesting finds/translations get announced, as they're unlikely to make the news after a while.

I'd heard there were some early christian texts in there too - am wondering if there's going to be anything as heretical as the gnostic stuff.
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