When was the Odyssey created?

When was the Odyssey created?

The consensus used to be that “the Iliad and the Odyssey date from around the 8th century BC, the Iliad being composed before the Odyssey, perhaps by some decades,” i.e. earlier than Hesiod, the Iliad being the oldest work of Western literature.

How many countries are there in Africa?

There are 47 countries on the African continent, including the disputed territory of Western Sahara. However, the islands off the coast are also usually listed as African, bringing the total to 53. The island nations are Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Madagascar, the Comoros, the Seychelles, and Mauritius.

Is a contraction one word or two?

Contracted words count as the number of words they would be if they were not contracted. For example, isn’t, didn’t, I’m, I’ll are counted as two words (replacing is not, did not, I am, I will). Where the contraction replaces one word (e.g. can’t for cannot ), it is counted as one word.

How much does the average train weigh?

A freight train weighs MUCH more then 1000 tons. A loaded grain train with 112 cars on average is about 15,000 tons. Loaded coal trains can be as heavy as 20,000 tons.

Is lamb red meat or white meat?

Yes, lamb is a red meat. The amount of the protein myoglobin in animal muscles determines the color of meat. Lamb is called a red meat because it contains more myoglobin than chicken or fish. Other red meats are beef, veal, and pork.

How old is the Methuselah tree?

The oldest LIVING tree is called “Methuselah” and is 4,765 years old. This tree is nearly 1,000 years older than any other bristlecone alive today. It lives in a secret location in the White Mountain range of eastern California.

Is the moon a reflection of the sun?

Of course, the light we see doesn’t originate on the Moon — the Moon (like the planets) shines by reflected sunlight. [Note in passing: the Moon’s surface is actually quite black. Only about 3% of the Sun’s light which hits the Moon is reflected. But that’s enough to light up our night sky.]

What countries border the Black Sea?

The Black Sea is an inland sea located between far-southeastern Europe and the far-western edges of the continent of Asia and the country of Turkey. It’s bordered by Turkey, and by the countries of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Georgia.