Friday, 27 December 2013

The Library at Herculaneum

Salve! I noticed an interesting short article on the Library of Scrolls at Herculaneum on the BBC News website here . The article gives a tantalising sense of mystery as to what the rest of the as-yet unexplored library and other rooms of the extensive villa may contain.
It is worth bearing in mind that we only have about 10% of the Classical Corpus...that's a lot of lacunae in our knowledge...perhaps some more pieces of the picture await us beneath the mosaic...a lost Roman epic set in Britannia perhaps..the travel journals of Epicurus...during his sojourns in the Buddhistic Kingdoms...or even a Roman senator's disputations with a Hebraic shaman known as the Christus! Look forward to seeing you all this weekend.         Vale!

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