Outcomes of Dr Theophilos’ research include:
- The recovery of lost texts, both of the Bible and other classical literature;
- the re-writing of history, not from the perspective of the state sponsored historians, but from the documents of everyday life; and
- a view of the actual process of textual / information transmission - in all its complexity and fragility.
Dr Theophilos’ research directly expands our primary sources from the ancient world, and there is plenty more to do. The current curator of the manuscripts in Oxford estimates another 500,000 fragments await publication. At this rate researchers are still 300 years from completing the project!
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