So says papyrology student Hannibal at Ars Technica.
So as of right now, the rest of the papyrological community is waiting to hear Dirk Obbink at Oxford either back up for disavow the claims made in the article. At the very best, the Independent’s reporters are covering some kind of new imaging breakthrough in an extremely hyperbolic fashion. And at the worst, they’re trying to make a major story out of 20-year-old news.
Huh. Guess I fell for the hype. Good thing I’m not a Classicist anymore.
UPDATE: New York Sun has a more sober followup.