Sunday, June 26, 2005

2600 Year Old Love Poem
"A love poem written 2,600 years ago by Sappho, the female poet of ancient Greece, was published for the first time since it was rediscovered last year. The 12-line poem, only the fourth to have been recovered, was found on papyrus wrapped around an Egyptian mummy. Some of the verse fragments on the crumbling Cologne material matched parts of lines already identified as Sappho's on a papyrus discovered in 1922." See this very short item for a little more detail about the poem.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More detail at: