A New Astronomical Dating of Odysseus’ Return to Ithaca
St. P. Papamarinopoulos, P. Preka-Papadema, P. Antonopoulos, H. Mitropetrou, A.Tsironi & P. Mitropetros Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 12.1 (2012): 117-128.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
The annular solar eclipse, of 30 October 1207 B.C. (Julian Day-JD 1280869), calculated by NASA together with the analysis of the weather’s and the environment’s description (long nights, plants, animals and peoples’ habits) and the astronomical data (guiding constellations and Venus in the east horizon) mentioned by Homer in the epic, constitute an autumn return of Odysseus to Ithaca five days before the above characterized day. The
latter offers a precise astronomical dating of the event and dates the legendary Trojan War’s end as well.