Category Archives: Greek drama as astronomical allegory

5. Homer the Mathematician

A major advance in our study of Homer’s Odyssey as a source of astronomical learning was analysis of the considerable numerical data embedded throughout the epic. This data is directly related not only to the construction of a luni-solar calendar … Continue reading

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6. Homer and a ‘deadly secret message’

AS battle raged between Greeks and Trojans in Homer’s Iliad, two warriors confronted and challenged each other in no-man’s land. Soon, and in a strange turn of events, they established common ground and friendship before shaking hands and going their … Continue reading

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