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Chapter Six: Variations on a theme of Homer
II 6ⓢ1. Rival datings of Homer
II 6ⓢ2. A pre-Athenocentric Life of Homer
II 6ⓢ3. An Athenocentric Life of Homer
II 6ⓢ4. An Aeolian dating of Homer
- One hundred thirty years after the Capture of Troy as narrated by the Homer of this Life of Homer, Aeolian cities were founded on the island of Lesbos (Vita 1.540–543), which had previously existed without any city (1.543 apolis).
- Twenty years after this settlement, Aeolian Cyme was founded (1.543–544).
- Eighteen years after this founding, Aeolian Smyrna was founded by Cyme and, at this moment, Homer was born (1.545–547); thus Homer was born 168 years after the Capture of Troy (1.552–553).
- Six hundred twenty-two years after the birth of Homer, Xerxes crossed the Hellespont from Asia Minor to Europe (1.547–550).
II 6ⓢ5. Homer the Aeolian