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    DescriptionHomer is renowned as the finest of the storytellers who for countless generations passed down by word of mouth the myths and legends of Ancient Greece. Yet, for some 2500 years there have been persistent folk memories that his genius extended far beyond literature and that scientific knowledge was hidden in his stories of heroes and villains, gods and ghosts, monsters and witches. Research now reveals that at a time when the Greeks did not have a written script, Homer concealed an astonishing range of learning about calendar making and cycles of the sun, moon and planet Venus in the Odyssey, his epic of the Fall of Troy and the adventures of the warrior-king Odysseus. With original research and content, this book is written to appeal to both popular and scholastic audiences, rolling back the history of Greek astronomy by three centuries.


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    Title
    Homer's Secret Odyssey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kenneth Wood, By (author) Florence Wood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752460413
    ISBN 10: 0752460412
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    DC22: 520.938
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QB21 .W66 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD, NHC, WNX
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    Florence Wood graduated in mathematics, has a Diploma in Statistics and worked in education. Kenneth Wood was both an Assistant Editor and Features Editor of the Manchester Evening News. They have worked together on four published books with historical themes. In researching their previous book they took Classics courses at Manchester University, travelled in Greece with an Open University tutor, studied astronomy for several years with a physicist/astronomer, and have been members of the Classical Association for many years.