April 18, 2005

This Is Seriously Cool

Scientists apparently have figured out a way to use infra-red technology to read a mass of heretofore lost Greek and Roman writings known as the Oxyrhynchus papyri. This breakthrough has the potential to swell the body of known Classical works by some 20%, with Heaven knows what implications to our understanding of Classical lit and culture.

I've got to wonder who is really describing this as "the classical equivalent of discovering the Holy Grail," though. Rosetta Stone, yes. Holy Grail, no.

Yips! to Dennis over at Classical Values.

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Posted by Robert at April 18, 2005 01:54 PM
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