New OUPblog Post: 5 Years of Classics

December 14, 2015

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..."
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The following articles have been made freely available for a short time in conjunction with this blog post: