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41. Child of Saturn (Part I) [Journals] [Kronos]
... , from a Velikovskian point of view, the Greeks themselves were a very late people. By this is meant that the Greeks settled the land that was to become Hellas (Greece) well after the alleged ejection of Venus from Jupiter which supposedly took place prior to 1500 B.C . Their earliest extant works, those of Hesiod and Homer, appeared even later. If mythological themes are truly a documentation of cosmic catastrophes, it would be logical to assume that those documented closest to the event would contain the most correct record. Concerning the event in question, Greek sources cannot vie for this distinction. In this instance, Greek sources can only be upheld if, and ...
42. The Burning of Troy [Books] [de Grazia books]
... exciting passages, which have unquestionably been among the most widely read of all archaeological writing, Schliemann describes how, in May of 1873, he uncovered "The treasure of Priam," King of Troy during the war between the Greeks and Trojans. (Neither his identification of the Treasure as Priam's nor of the City as the Troy of Homer is at issue here, and therefore these problems are passed over lightly.) Schliemann reports [5 ] that the "Trojans of whom Homer sings" occupied a stratum of debris "from 7 to 10 meters, or 23 to 33 feet, below the surface. This Trojan stratum, which, without exception, bears marks of ...
43. Discussion [Journals] [Aeon]
... Saturnian imperative. Elsewhere, Cardona has informed us of his preference for interpreting Homer's Iliad as a poetic saga rather than as an eye-witness account of what happened.(2 ) He has proposed that the mythological elements have been superimposed from the earlier Saturn Age. As a further affront to more thoroughgoing Velikovskians, Cardona seeks to persuade us that Homer lived some four hundred years later than the events he portrayed.(3 ) In spite of the detail contained in Homer's descriptions which convinced Velikovsky and doubtless others that Homer was contemporary with the events of the I1iad, Cardona believes that the "power of oral transmission" would have been sufficient to account for Homer's ability to recall events ...
44. Letters [Journals] [SIS Review]
... . 9.II Chronicles 30:10 has but they laughed them (the posts) to scorn and mocked them'. 10. II Chronicles 30:11-12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the Lord'. Homer in the Baltic Emmet J. Sweeney's review of my Homer in the Baltic (C &CR 2002:1 , p. 43) claims: In fact the case for identifying the Baltic as the location of the events described in the Iliad rests almost entirely on name similarities'. On this basis, he rejects my hypothesis that ...
45. Vox Populi [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon VI:3 (Nov 2002) Home | Issue Contents Vox Popvli Kudos Catherine Prince, from Washington, D. C., writes: Your last issue was a stunner! The cover alone was, as they say, "suitable for framing"- wow! And the article "Homer in the Baltic" by Felice Vinci sent me to the old maps I had of those areas. What an idea, and a fascinating one! I don't want to miss an issue. C. S. Coldridge, from Calgary, Alberta, writes: The article in AEON VI:2 by Jan Sammer- "The Velikovsky Archive"- was one ...
46. Problems for Rohl's New Chronology [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... 1991) Home | Issue Contents FORUM Problems for Rohl's New Chronology Emmet Sweeney questions: A. Greece David Rohl places the Trojan War around 950 BC and the end of the Bronze Age about fifty years later. Yet these early dates fly in the face of a great body of evidence. The Olympiads: 1. How is it that Homer, who must have been born within a century of the First Olympiad (traditionally 776 BC), speaks of King Nestor as a victor in the Games? (Iliad xi, 671, & 761) 2. How is it that numerous Heroic Age figures who lived before the Trojan War were said to have taken part in the ...
... definitely indicates that the Egypt we call by that name could not be involved, for "Nile" was originally the Ocean. To elucidate the circumstances of this unusual narrative, the first point to be cleared is that of Oceanus, for it signified always the boundless waste of waters, the Atlantic, as was known, moreover, to Homer and Hesiod. The Mediterranean, largely tideless, an inland sea, was never the Ocean, and all the earliest traditions, as said earlier, related to Mount Atlas, the Hesperides, Uranids, or Titans, were invariably associated with the Ocean. As time proceeded and knowledge of the Ocean expanded, a new refinement appeared. ...
48. A Catastrophic Reading of Western Cosmology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... is risky to discuss the chronology of Greek cosmological thought in the three centuries before Aristotle because much of what is said about the pre-Socratics and the Pythagoreans comes from secondary or tertiary sources (often Aristotle himself). Second, too little place is given in most histories of Greek science to an even more ancient cosmology which can be gleaned from Homer, Hesiod and such playwrights as Aeschylus. Third, even if one were to try to pinpoint when each school began, no firm terminal dates can be assigned to them because their influence persisted for centuries, either as serious topics of debate or as vestiges in religious drama and epic. As a result, it is perhaps wisest to ...
49. VELIKOVSKY AND OEDIPUS [Journals] [Aeon]
... which the avenging spirit of his mother brought to bear.(12) Like the Iliadic passage cited earlier, this passage also poses severe difficulties for Velikovsky's thesis. For as Edmunds points out, Homer's language implies that Oedipus murdered his father during military combat: "In the brief summary of Oedipus' life at Odyssey 11:271-280, Homer uses the term exenarizo of the parricide. This verb, which elsewhere refers to encounters on the battlefield, might indicate that Homer knew of a military parricide."(13) Needless to say, Homer's account of Oedipus' patricide cannot be made to apply to Akhnaton, who certainly did not murder Amenhotep III in battle. While ...
... to Hades lay in these seas, and here apparently Charon ferried the departed souls across the River of Death. The curious basaltic columns of Ulster and the Western Isles, and the awe-inspiring portals of Fingal's Cave, probably had something to do with these extraordinary notions, but it is certain that such stories were common gossip in the time of Homer, and that they were sufficiently credited after the Christian era to daunt the well-tried soldiers of Agricola." A. W. WHATMORE: Insulae Britannicae. THAT eminent historian and rhetorician of the sixth century, Procopius, secretary to Belisaurus, the conqueror of the Goths, describes in dramatic manner how the souls of the dead were believed ...
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