Eclipses in ancient poetry

Solar eclipses didn’t just strike fear in people. They actually inspired some. Here’s a quote from Archilochus, a Greek poet who lived circa 680 BC – 645 BC.

“Nothing there is beyond hope, nothing that can be sworn impossible, nothing wonderful, since Zeus, father of the Olympians, made night from mid-day, hiding the light of the shining Sun, and sore fear came upon men.”

Via: earthview.com

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