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Does Homer give any clue as to the time of year, or even the specific dates, when events in the Iliad occur? I don't mean the absolute chronology (e.g., 1184 BCE or whatever) or span of time (e.g., +9 days for the plague), but rather the time within the year (e.g., the first day of autumn, 12th June, etc.).

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  • There was a fascinating article, which I need to find again, analyzing the astronomy of the Odyssey and what it could tell us about the chronology. There are a couple mentions of season but this article put together a surprisingly thorough timeline based on the mentions of stars and planets (both literal and metaphorical—how much Homer meant the latter is a good question).
    – Draconis
    Commented Mar 3, 2023 at 3:30

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