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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Other uses for astronomy.

Interesting. These guys think they have nailed the date of the fall of Troy by astronomical events. Thanks for posting JMP.
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Replied by Petermark on topic Re: Other uses for astronomy.

Homer flourished around 850 BC.

Troy fell around 1200 BC.

350 years is a long time....and a lot of eclipses...and a lot of embellished stories.

Virtually all ancient "big" stories are accompanied by astronomical events,real or imagined. (Including the birth and death of Christ.)
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Replied by Vagelis Tsamis on topic Re: Other uses for astronomy.

I 've checked my greek text of Odyssey.
The lines given at Jared's link are clearly describing a total eclipse of the Sun
in a very strong and beautifull poetic language:



It is for the historians to decide if this is a real event that happened to real people,
or it is an artistic conception to add to a thrilling story, in order to make a stunning effect.
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Replied by Petermark on topic Re: Other uses for astronomy.

Thanks Vagelis,

All the way from Greece itself, from "The Horse's Mouth".

(But not from a "Wooden Horse" of course!)
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