Monthly Archives: July 2015

2. The Odyssey and the Iliad

JUST as the literary content of the Odyssey and the Iliad is very different, so is the astronomical learning preserved in each epic. There are two key elements in exploring the Odyssey as a source of calendrical and astronomical knowledge: A challenging new … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

3. Homer the Astronomer through the ages

Heraclius by Johannes Moreelse In the centuries after Homer there were intriguing references to his being not only a literary genius but also an astronomer. Nevertheless there is little if anything in the historical record to say how much or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment