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51. Black Holes [Journals] [SIS Review]
... century .. . Whether this recovery gave immediate rise, in terms of the communities, to anything but the most elementary keeping of records is most doubtful, as will be seen later, but it is certain there existed a substantial body of memories of the past, the oral tradition. The earliest collection of this material was the monumental Homeric epic .. . None of it, however, had anything to do with the Dark Ages, but centred on the events of the latter part or the Mycenaean age, and in particular the war against Troy. And before considering the significance and consequence of this it may be noted that when later Greeks came to give a precise ...
52. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... and maintained throughout the book, is his failure to turn his keen analytical scepticism to the problems of Greek chronology. Like all historians faced with the "echoes" of the Mycenaean world in Homer's poetry, he stumbles: "The great difficulty is that it is impossible to achieve a satisfactory separation of early' and late' elements in Homer (more precisely features which entered the epic during the Bronze Age and during the subsequent Dark Ages respectively) by employing either linguistic or archaeological criteria. For example, the Gorgon-charge on Agamemnon's shield (Iliad 11.36) seems indubitably to have had its origin long after the end of the Bronze Age; and yet we find inextricably ...
53. The Ruined Face of a Classic Beauty [Books] [de Grazia books]
... The Moon, as a round rock in the sky, was a manifestation of the Goddess Aphrodite. What happened to it happened to her and what happened to her, in many cases, happened to it. We turn, therefore, to geology and astrophysics and ask what, if anything, happened to the Moon in the time of Homer. The Moon is old, as all matter and energy may be said to be old - even infinitely old if one considers that "matter" and "energy" are convertible events and that neither can become space or non-being. That is not a point to be disputed. The question is whether the Moon, as a chemical ...
54. Aphrodite Urania [Journals] [Aeon]
... charms were enough to entice even the gods into acts of lust and illicit love. In the Iliad, for example, Aphrodite's zone is said to arouse immediate desire in the eyes of its beholder. [7 ] As Burkert points out, verbs formed from the goddess' name denote the act of love, a tendency found already in Homer. [8 ] Aphrodite is also famous for her liaisons with various heroes and gods. Aphrodite's adulterous dalliance with Ares was the source of much amusement to the gods of Olympus, and was most likely a subject of ancient cult as as well. [9 ] Her torrid love affair with Adonis ended tragically. According to one version ...
55. The Origins of the Spartan State in the New Chronology [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... of Sparta in the New Chronology The effect of the low chronology on our understanding of the origins of the Spartan state and its rise to power The fundamental point that obtains from a reduced chronology is that we need not envisage a gradual influx of semi-primitive Dorian tribes from the north, without military organisation, noble hierarchy and the trappings of full Homeric/Bronze Age monarchy. Also, the Peloponnese itself would not have been sparsely populated by impoverished Dark Age Greeks but by full-blown Achaeans. Instead it is possible to envisage the invasion of a united and organised group under the leadership of an aristocratic hierarchy headed by a charismatic king (Aristomenes) in the Agamemnon mould. With them they ...
56. Thales: The First Astronomer [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... indication of a rethinking even more fundamental than the well-known doctrines that all things are water and all things are full of gods. In the course of propounding these doctrines, Thales is making a statement about a kosmos, a single ordered universe, and elsewhere he is said explicitly to have held that the kosmos was a unity; but in Homer and Hesiod, by contrast, the term for the universe as a whole does not yet exist. His understanding of the unity of the kosmos includes the notion that everything in it had a single source, whereas in Hesiod the things from which everything else came into being are four: Chaos, Earth, Tartaros, and Eros. ...
57. 'Worlds in Collision' After Heinsohn [Journals] [SIS Review]
... and the Mycenaean Age its heroes lived in, to the -8th/7th century in which he located the last set of catastrophic events. Heinsohn simply adds that this is the same series of events Velikovsky which reconstructs in Part I and that there is no separate set of catastrophes from the time of Isaiah to be synchronised with the time of Homer . The civilisations of Crete, Mycenae and Troy all collapse in the last set of catastrophes and these are to be associated with not only Herakles, Theseus, Atreus, and Achilles (Worlds in Collision Part II) but also with Prometheus, Ogyges, Phaethon, and Typhon (Part I). In effect, ...
58. The Day the Sun Stood still [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... imagery in this passage will be examined later, when we take up the question of what caused this catastrophe.) The Israelites were not the only people who recorded these singular events. The Greeks also kept alive their own tradition of "the day the Sun stood still" until it could be written down. It was the epic poet Homer (or one of his successors) who immortalized these remote memories for posterity: I begin to sing of Pallas Minerva, the glorious gleaming-eyed goddess, ever-ready, having a relentless heart, venerable virgin protecting the city, mighty Tritogeneia, whom wise Jupiter himself bore from his awful head, bearing warlike weapons of flashing gold; and wonder ...
59. A Fire not Blown [Books]
... high mass of brickwork surmounted the filled shaft. At Chamaizi, the "well" filled with stones, as at Alalakh, would be intended to invite and help the deity to appear. Vide Hutchinson, Prehistoric Crete, p.134 and 169. Q-CD vol. 13, A Fire Not Blown, Ch. 2: Crete 15 Homer, in Odyssey XIX:175ff., has Odysseus describing Crete. There are many languages spoken; there are many peoples, e.g . Achaeans, great-hearted Eteocretans (genuine Cretans), Cydonians, divine (dioi) Pelasgians. Minos was enneoros, and oaristes, an associate of Zeus. Enneoros may mean at the age ...
60. Paleo-Calcinology: Destruction by Fire in Pre-historic and Ancient Times Part I [Journals] [Kronos]
... 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 (4 ) 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 ...
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