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Homer`s Secret Iliad: The Epic of the Night Skies Decoded Hardcover – 8 Jul 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; First Edition edition (8 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719557801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719557804
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 407,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ancient astronomical learning preserved in mythology
Astronomy was vital to the lives of ancient peoples; they invented calendars from observations of the sun and moon and used the stars for navigation. The heavens were also a focal point of their myths and religious rituals. The peoples who lived in Crete and Greece from 2000 - 750 BC did not have an efficient writing system, and how they passed astronomical learning down through the centuries has, until now, been a mystery. This reading of Homer’s Iliad reveals how mythology and the great epic of the Siege of Troy was used to preserve vast knowledge about the stars and constellations, the Moon and planets and ancient ideas about the universe.


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