A new OUPblog post by an Oxford Bibliographies author is now available:
- By Dee Clayman, Editor in Chief of Classics:
"When the ancient resort city of Herculaneum disappeared under more than 65 feet of hot ash and stone in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE, a large library of important philosophical texts was buried with it. Like the city and everything in it, the library’s large collection of papyrus scrolls was burned to a crisp, and the efforts to recover, conserve, and read these texts has a long, intriguing history..."
The following articles have been made freely available for a short time in conjunction with this blog post: