Comparatively Speaking, and Teaching
Déjà Vu

Too Good To Be True

I wasn’t paying attention to all the controversy about the New Sappho fragments because, back in January of 2012, I had a lot else going on. While I had written about FC (on my old Autism Vox blog for b5Media and on the autism blog I co-wrote for, I was also only in-and-out aware of the latest controversy about it

Amazing claims — new Sappho poems found; an individual with intellectual disabilities who was not able to talk or write co-writing a paper published in an academic journal — and one at least has been found too good to be true, said paper having been retracted by said journal.

Fraud too readily lurks in fragments?

Filling the gap of the lacunae is too much temptation?



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