Homer’s Odyssey Said to Document 3,200-Year-Old Eclipse: Scientific American

Homer’s Odyssey Said to Document 3,200-Year-Old Eclipse: Scientific American
Researchers say that references to planets and constellations in the Odyssey describe a solar eclipse that occurred in 1178 B.C., nearly three centuries before Homer is believed to have written the story. If correct, the finding would suggest that the ancient poet had a surprisingly detailed knowledge of astronomy.

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