Monday, December 29, 2014


Important Events of the 1950's

Eric Handley (1926-2013), "Lampada Tradam" (a speech delivered by Handley on the occasion of the celebration of his 80th birthday at Trinity College, Cambridge), p. 7:
The important event of the 1950's, apart from the ascent of Everest, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and the decipherment of the Linear B script by Michael Ventris, was the recovery, towards the end of the decade, of a lost play by Menander from a papyrus codex bought for the Bodmer library in Geneva.
Hat tip: Alan Crease.

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