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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 04/18/2005 :  06:45:00  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
new ancient texts to be read

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini

Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

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Posted - 04/18/2005 :  06:52:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
What an amazing find:
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The Oxford documents form part of the great papyrus hoard salvaged from an ancient rubbish dump in the Graeco-Egyptian town of Oxyrhynchus more than a century ago. The thousands of remaining documents, which will be analysed over the next decade, are expected to include works by Ovid and Aeschylus, plus a series of Christian gospels which have been lost for up to 2,000 years.
Even more amazing is that they were smart enough to sit on this stuff for a hundred years even though they couldn't read that much-too-faded ink. One wonders how much new stuff this will add to our coprus of ancient/classical literautre. The Christian material should be really interesting!
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