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Title: Oldest Odyssey?
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 @ 18:59:22
'Oldest known extract' of Homer's Odyssey discovered in Greece

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

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 Greek culture ministry said on Tuesday.

Preliminary estimates date the finding to the Roman era, probably before the 3rd century AD.

The date still needed to be confirmed.