Heliocentrism in Homer’s Iliad?

In this post we present an original analysis of an excerpt from the Iliad, which most probably implies the belief, of Homer and his Argives, to a heliocentric rather than a geocentric view of the Cosmos. Continue reading “Heliocentrism in Homer’s Iliad?”

Theocracy against Science and Philosophy; the less known face of ancient Athens

In Hellenistic and Roman times, the prevailing view was still the geocentric one. The brilliant heliocentric theory advanced by Aristarchos in the early third century B.C. was never established, because it met with hostility in Athens—Aristarchos was accused of impiety and faced the death penalty. Continue reading “Theocracy against Science and Philosophy; the less known face of ancient Athens”

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