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“The Undiscovered Country: Ancient Texts and Modern Technologies”

Gregory Heyworth, University of Rochester

April 19, 2023 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · 16 Joseph Henry House

Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity

Over the last six months, scholars have recovered a host of unknown, damaged, or lost texts, that are changing the canon, among which Hipparchus’s star chart, a commentary by Apuleius on Plato’s Republic, Book 10, the lost ending to the Old Irish Bricriu’s Feast, and the provenance of the Sarajevo Haggadah. This lecture gives both the inside story on these discoveries, and a detailed overview of technologies of recovery for scholars and students interested in entering the field of textual science.

Co-sponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies

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