oxyrhynchus

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oxyrhynchus

(ˌɒksɪˈrɪŋkəs)
n
(Animals) a fish found in the Nile, sometimes depicted on Egyptian sculptures and coins
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In a rubbish heap at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt in December 1905, a single vellum leaf from a miniature codex was discovered containing 45 well-preserved lines from an uncanonical gospel.
Thus Sappho's oeuvre is mostly lost, known only through fragments quoted in classical sources or from papyrus discovered in the twentieth century near Oxyrhynchus, Egypt. Often called the tenth muse, Sappho was identified with "lyric" in Greek sources (in contrast to Homer's "epic") and with the "sublime" by the Roman critic Longinus.