Clues from Homer classic help date 'Odyssey' slaughter
- URL to an interesting article in CNN
First few paragraphs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Using clues from star and sun positions mentioned by the
ancient Greek poet Homer, scholars think they have determined the date when
King Odysseus returned from the Trojan War and slaughtered a group of suitors
who had been pressing his wife to marry one of them.
Homer's possible reference to a solar eclipse helped scholars date Odysseus'
return from the Trojan War.
It was April 16, 1178 B.C., that the great warrior struck with arrows,
swords and spears, killing those who sought to replace him, a pair of researchers
say in Monday's online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of
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