Raoul Schrott shows in his book “Homers Heimat” (Homer’s Homeland)
the rootedness of the Iliad stories in Cilicia, in the Greek cities of Cilicia. These Greek cities were threatened by the expansion of the Assyrian Empire in the 8th and 7th centuries BC and successfully defended themselves.
(5)The Iliad owes its distribution to its character as an astronomic teaching poem, as a star catalogue, with the help of which the Greeks, who learned seafaring at that time, were able to navigate safely on the high seas.
My letter to the editor from 5 February 2008 (5th continuation):
The worthy councillor Joseph of Arimathea dares to ask the victor Pilate for the intact corpse of Jesus and receives it in order to bury it worthily – just as the aged Priamos has the courage to ask Achill for the intact corpse of Hector and receives it, Iliad XXIV.
The resurrection of Jesus cannot be told by Mark (fake Mark’s conclusion), because the Iliad ends with the funeral celebrations for Hector.
My letter to the editor from 5 February 2008 (4th continuation):
In Galilee Mark compares Jesus to Achill, the strongest hero of the Greeks. Just as Achill only intervenes in the fighting after the death of his friend Patroclus, Jesus only begins the proclamation when his forerunner John the Baptist is imprisoned.
My letter to the editor from 5 February 2008 (3rd continuation):
Schrott is to be agreed when he draws the bow to the Gilgamesh epic: There, too, it is about the end of an age. It is the age of the constellation Taurus, the Heavenly Bull, which Gilgamesh kills in the middle of the epic (Table VI).
My letter to the editor from 5 February 2008 (2nd continuation):
The change from one spring constellation to the next meant a collapse of the old order and the beginning of a new era for ancient man.
Like a good historical novel, Homer’s Iliad describes the collapse of an old city-state system of rule and the beginning of a new age of natural and enterprising aristocratic warriors. It shows how the earthly order around the rich city state of Troy, which had been firmly established for a long time, came to an end with the inevitability of a clockwork.