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Rare slab with verses from Homer’s Odyssey discovered in Ancient Olympia

Greek and German archaeologists have made an important discover: a  slab of clay inscripted with 13 verses of Homer’s epic poetry the  Odyssey. The slab was discovered in the Ancient Olympia, Peloponnese, the Greek Culture Ministry said in a press release. It seems that it is the oldest written form …

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Homer’s Odyssey tops BBC experts poll on “100 Stories that shaped the world”

Homer’s Odyssey has topped the BBC Culture poll on the “100 Stories that Shaped the World. The poll addressing writers and critics looked at epic poems, plays and novels from around the globe that have influenced history and changed mindsets. Top Five The Odyssey (Homer, 8th Century BC) Uncle Tom’s Cabin …

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University of Chicago seeks to decipher margin notes in Homer’s “Odyssey”

Are you good in deciphering …handwritten notes? University of Chicago wants to solve the mystery of handwritten notes in an 1504 edition of Homer’s “Odyssey”.  An unidentified  donor offers 1,000$ to anyone who can decipher the handwritten notes that are allegedly in French. Option is not excluded that the notes …

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