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                                                       Homer, Astronomy & a luni-solar calendar by Florence and Kenneth Wood IN the centuries after the death of Homer, the ancient world’s renowned poet and story-teller, there have been intriguing but unresolved references to him … Continue reading

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4. Odysseus and the moon

THERE  is a compelling and consistent case to be made from narrative in the Odyssey that the rhythms of Odysseus’s adventures after the sacking of Troy reflect the progression of lunar months in Homer’s construction of an annual luni-solar calendar … Continue reading

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