Sunday, May 22, 2005

Update: Oxyrhynchus Papyri and The Trojan Wars,0,7572249,print.story?coll=ny-leadhealthnews-headlines
"In the past few weeks alone, researchers have succeeded in deciphering a 70-line fragment from a lost tragedy by Sophocles and a 30-line fragment from Archilochos, a Greek soldier-poet who chronicled the Trojan Wars.The Archilochos fragment confirms what scholars have long suspected: that the Greeks got lost on their way to invade Troy and mistakenly landed at place called Mysia. There they fought a battle, lost and had to regroup before heading off again for Troy.The Archilochos fragment will be published later this month. The newly discovered lines from Sophocles are scheduled for publication in August". See the article for more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fascinating. Can't wait to see what else they discover.