The Homeric Question Revisited: An Essay on the History of the Ancient Greeks


Michalopoulos, Dimitris G. Ph.D.


Dimitris G. Michalopoulos obtained his Ph.D. at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He has served as the Curator of the Archives of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Constantine Karamanlis (1980-1982), Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Diplomatic and Balkan History at the Aristotelian University of Salonika (1982-1994), Professor of European History at the Naval War College of Greece (1990-1997), and Professor of Naval History at the Naval Academy of Greece (1994-1997). From 1990 to 2000, he was Director of the Museum of the City of Athens, and served from 2004 to 2011 as Acting Director of the Historical Institute for Studies on Eleutherios Venizelos and his Era. He is currently an Acting Academic Advisor to the Institute of Hellenic Maritime History and lectures on Greek and Balkan History at the People’s University, Athens.

How did Socrates and Plato know that our planet is shaped like a ball? How were they aware that the earth has twelve tectonic plates? Were the Persians conquered at the naval battle of Salamis thanks to missiles launched from the nearby Thriasion Plain? How can Theocritus’s accurate knowledge of the American continent and Plutarch’s awareness of the Sargasso Sea be explained? Who was the real victor of the Trojan War, the Greeks or the Trojans? Can the aftermath of that legendary war in Anatolia be regarded as proof that the Greeks were conquered by the Trojans and not vice-versa? In point of fact, almost the whole of ancient Greek civilization is still an enigma. This book, taking as its starting point the assurance of Strabo, the famous geographer of the age of Pax Romana, that Odysseus’s peregrinations took place in the Atlantic Ocean, provides evidence for the veracity of this statement.

History, Political Science, Classics, Ancient History, European History, Mediterranean Studies, Greece
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Date: September 1, 2022
9781680537000 Hardcover
Price: $139.95
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