Sappho

Researchers Use Astronomy To Date Sappho's 2,500-Year-Old Poem-2

Astronomers date Sappho’s 2,500-year-old poem by looking at the Pleiades star cluster

Using highly-specialized astronomical software, a team of scientists has managed to accurately date "Midnight Poem", a work by lyric poet Sappho. The poem, according to the researchers, describes the night sky in Greece, some 2,500 years ago. Recently published in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, the paper, titled "Seasonal dating of Sappho's 'Midnight…


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