Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the world as snowdome, according to Homer

Homer, regarded as the father of geography during his life, believed that the earth was a round area of land encircled by Okeanos (or, the sea) and confined by a dome of Heaven. the heavens, Homer argued, were comprised of misty clouds near the earth and ether nearer to the earth's dome. celestial entities (the sun, moon, stars) were believed to rise from the eastern ocean and move along the dome before sinking into the western waters. Here's what Homer's world looked like, circa 900 B.C.

more information at StrangeMaps.

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