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By Felice Vinci

ISBN-10: 1594770522

ISBN-13: 9781594770524

Compelling proof that the occasions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey happened within the Baltic and never the Mediterranean

• unearths how a weather switch compelled the migration of a humans and their fantasy to old Greece

• Identifies the real geographic websites of Troy and Ithaca within the Baltic Sea and Calypso's Isle within the North Atlantic Ocean

For years students have debated the incongruities in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, on condition that his descriptions are at odds with the geography of the parts he purportedly describes. encouraged via Plutarch's comment that Calypso's Isle used to be merely 5 days crusing from Britain, Felice Vinci convincingly argues that Homer's epic stories originated no longer within the Mediterranean, yet within the northern Baltic Sea.

Using meticulous geographical research, Vinci exhibits that many Homeric areas, comparable to Troy and Ithaca, can nonetheless be pointed out within the geographic panorama of the Baltic. He explains how the dense, foggy climate defined via Ulysses befits northern no longer Mediterranean climes, and the way battles lasting in the course of the evening may simply were attainable within the lengthy days of the Baltic summer time. Vinci's meteorological research unearths how a decline of the "climatic optimal" brought on the blond seafarers emigrate south to hotter climates, the place they rebuilt their unique global within the Mediterranean. via many generations the reminiscence of the heroic age and the feats played through their ancestors of their misplaced native land used to be preserved and passed right down to the next a long time, purely later to be codified by means of Homer within the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Felice Vinci deals a key to open many doorways that permit us to think about the age-old query of the Indo-European diaspora and the beginning of the Greek civilization from a brand new perspective.

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