We are pleased to announce the launch of a new AHRC-funded project, Hexameters beyond the canon: new poetry on papyri from Roman and Byzantine Egypt.
Taking Oxyrhynchus (a provincial metropolis in middle Egypt) as a vantage point this project will study the diffusion and circulation of non-canonical Greek hexameter poetry within the multilingual and multicultural context of Roman Egypt from the 1st to the 6th century CE.
Duration: April 2022-March 2026
People: Lucia Prauscello, University of Oxford (Principal Investigator)
Amin Benaissa, University of Oxford (Co-Investigator)
Nikolaos Gonis, University College London (Co-Investigator)
Peter J. Parsons, University of Oxford (Co-Investigator)
William Benjamin Henry, University of Oxford (Researcher)
Please find the link to the project page here.