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.
My letter to the editor of 5 February 2008 (continued):
As a result of precession the constellations shift. From about 4400 B.C. to 2200 B.C. the constellation “Taurus” was the spring constellation, from about 2200 B.C. until the birth of Christ the “Aries” (Aries Point). Afterwards it was until today the “Pisces”, which are replaced now by the “Aquarius” (Aquarius Age).
My letter to the editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (on Raoul Schrott “Homers Geheimnis ist gelüftet” of 22 December 2007), published in the issue of 5 February 2008:
The Iliad of Homer cannot be understood in the history of literature without the older Gilgamesh epic. Likewise, the Gospel of Mark cannot be understood without the Iliad of Homer.
Raoul Schrott has again made me aware of the important mediating role Homer plays between the ancient oriental culture, whose myths he takes up, and the Hellenistic and Roman world, which celebrates him as a role model.