Trojan Horse Papyrus

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A new perspective on anything is exciting. But when it's a fresh look at one of the oldest ruses in the book - the Trojan Horse - well, that's big. Until now, the only known references to that storied event have been limited to Virgil, and Homer. But a second look at an ancient piece of papyrus has revealed a poem about the buildup to the siege of Troy. Mike Sampson is a professor of classics at the University of Manitoba who made the discovery. He spoke to us from Winnipeg.

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