Celestial Clues Hint At Eclipse In Homer's Odyssey

Monday, June 23, 2008 - 22:28 in Astronomy & Space

Among countless other debates about Homer's Odyssey -- not the least of which is whether the entire poem can be attributed to Homer himself -- is whether Odysseus returns home to experience a total solar eclipse. But scientists believe they have found astronomical references in the Odyssey that provide corroborating evidence of this celestial event.

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