Sunday, January 29, 2006

Artemidorus Papyrus

Damn, you can find the COOLEST things on the Classics-L list! This one came in my inbox this morning--Early papyrus 'rewrites history'. Apparently, they've found a new papyrus of Artemidorus, including maps and drawings of animals. And as soon as I get a moment, I really need to see if there's anything else on this article!

Also, a couple days ago, there was an article on 4000 year old Egyptian ships discovered--Archeologists Find Ancient Ship Remains.

But I'm really excited about the papyrus. Of course, I get that feeling it'll be hard to find images of it! We'll see...

Oh, and in case anyone missed it, there's an article in the Feb edition of the Smithsonian magazine on "Pompeii's Treasures." I didn't get a chance to read through it myself yet, but if anyone's interested, I'll try to take a look sooner rather than later.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

TAke a look at this page:
It might interest you: it's a critical edition with images on dvd

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if you remember this post anymore... anyhow, if you are still interested in this subject, you should know that the "Artemidorus Papyrus" has been proved to be a forgery, probably by Constantinos Simonidis (XIX century). There are many scientific publications about this fascinating story, most of them in Italian. But Luciano Canfora, the main supporter of the thesis of the forgery, wrote a few months ago also in English: L. Canfora, "The True History of the So-called Artemidorus Papyrus", ed. Pagina, 2007. I warmly recommend this book. (The most complete work is in Italian: L. Canfora, "Il Paprio di Artemidoro", ed. Laterza, 2008).

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