Posted on March 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The provenance, but not necessarily the authorship, of two Sappho poems discovered in 2014 has given some scholars pause.
The Guardian reports that a chapter regarding the previously unknown poems’ discovery has been retracted, by its authors, from a scholarly journal.
Among the issues raised: that the poetry fragments haven’t been made available to study and that documentation about its provenance remains private.
The Guardian added that the scholars "have not, they say, seen any evidence to suggest that the manuscript is inauthentic."
You can read the original provenance story and later version in the Guardian.
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