The Iliad and The Odyssey ARE a record of astronomical phenomenon . . . possessing accurate calculations, spherical trigonometry and a high-level knowledge of astronomy. Pls read "Homer's Secret Iliad: The Epic of the Night Skies Decoded" (Sept 1999) and "Homer's Secret Odyssey" (Sept 2011) by Florence Wood and Kenneth Wood . . . It is an amazing piece of deductive reasoning . . .
Thanks for the heads up Merlin, finally got my hands on a copy recently (from the U.K. of all places) and despite being only a hundred pages in, it’s EXACTLY what I was looking for
Interestingly it’s also given a plausible insight to some dreams that have had me stumped for ages!