‘Oldest known extract’ of Homer’s Odyssey discovered in Greece


ATHENS (Reuters) – Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”.

An undated handout picture released by the Greek Culture Ministry shows a clay plaque discovered in Ancient Olympia with an engraved inscription depicting thirteen verses from the Odyssey’s 14th Rhapsody, in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Greek Culture Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

A team of Greek and German researchers found it on an engraved clay plaque in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games in the Peloponnese peninsula, the…



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