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Ancient poems found on Greek papyrus

Two previously known poems written by the Greek poetess Sappho in the 7th century B.C. have been discovered, written on 2nd-3rd century A.D. papyrus. One of the two recovered poems speaks of a Charaxos and a Larichos, the names assigned by ancient Greeks to two of Sappho’s brothers, though never before

Ancient Greek poem translated

Researchers have translated an newly-discovered ancient Greek poem which deifies Poppaea Sabina, the wife of Emperor Nero. Based on the lettering styles and other factors, scholars think the poem was written nearly 200 years after Nero died (about 1,800 years ago), leaving them puzzled as to why someone so far away

18th century poetry porn

A racy new finding in the back of an 18th century collection of poetry may explain why the book was so popular, being reprinted over 20 times. It is the first time the connection between the popularity of this bestselling poetic miscellany and the erotic verses in ‘The Cabinet of Love’

Sketch of poet William Wordsworth found

A drawing kept in a provincial British museum has been found to be an image of the poet William Wordsworth. The drawing belonging to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, Devon, was being formatted for inclusion on the museum's website when the curator of art, John Madin, noticed the

Michelangelo’s margin notes

The Telegraph has posted an interesting piece about the insights into Michelangelo that can be gleaned from his sketchbook margin notes. The Renaissance artist is best known for great works such as the statue of David and the Sistine Chapel ceiling but he also left behind around 600 cartoons and drawings. The

After 341 Years, British Poet Laureate Is a Woman

Carol Ann Duffy was appointed Britain’s poet laureate on last Friday, becoming the first woman to take a 341-year-old job that has been held by other poets such as Dryden, Tennyson, and Wordsworth. Back in the days of Dryden, the first writer to take the job officially, poets laureate were glorified

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