Classical man

Eric GarcettiCouncilman Eric Garcetti uses his blog mostly to keep the 13th district informed about local happenings. This week there are items on a visit by Gen. Tommy Franks and a fatal stabbing at a Cambodian New Year's celebration. Squeezed between those entries, he also reveals a taste for the classics. Garcetti posts the news out of England that Oxford scholars are using infra-red technology to read decaying papyrus fragments, the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, that may contain lost Greek comedies, tragedies and poems. His local angle: "Any guessing as to how long before the Los Angeles premiere of Sophocles' 'Progeny' will be on at the Evidence Room?"

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