Oldest extract from Homer's Odyssey ?

Kookaburra Jack

Ad Honorem
May 2011
Rural Australia

Ancient find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey

Clay slab believed to date from 3rd century AD discovered near ancient city of Olympia.

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece, in what could be the earliest record of the epic poem, the Greek culture ministry said.

The clay slab is believed to date back to the 3rd century AD, during the Roman era.

“If this date is confirmed, the tablet could be the oldest written record of Homer’s work ever discovered in Greece,” the culture ministry said.