(3) Wrath and reconciliation:

Homer leads us with his epic

Rapida, Galapagos
Rapida, Galapagos

into the Assyrian occupied Cilicia of the fateful year 705 B.C. In the long war between the Greeks of Cilicia and the Assyrian great power a turning point is foreseeable.


At the beginning of his campaign the great king still triumphs, but his days are numbered. The Iliad depicts the the previous events over several weeks of the devastating defeat and glorious death of the Assyrian king Sargon II (in the Iliad: the Trojan hero Hector), whose body remains unburied in the hands of his enemies.

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Homer’s Iliad: The Fall of Assyria – presented in an astronomical educational poem (a star catalogue)

Pelican, Rapida, Galapagos
Pelican, Rapida, Galapagos

Prohibitions of thinking, dogmatism and a lack of imaginative power are the end of all science.


Joachim Bauer, Das kooperative Gen, 2008

Symposion: Homer – Troia – Kilikien, University of Innsbruck, 13 and 14 November 2008 (on Raoul Schrott: Homers Heimat. Der Kampf um Troja und seine realen Hintergründe, München 2008)

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