Lost scenes from Greek plays discovered in Syria

Scenes from ancient Greek plays written by the poet Meander have been found depicted in mosaics in Antioch, Syria. Meander was a comic poet of the 4th century BCE whose popularity in the Roman world was exceeded only by Homer.

Despite that popularity, his manuscripts were lost to time until some were found in Egypt in the 20th century. The Syrian mosaics represent scenes from the plays "Women at Lunch," "Girl Whose Hair is Shorn," "Sisters Who Love Brothers," and "Possessed Girl." [photo]