The Dark Age of Greece

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The Dark Age of Greece is the unpublished book by Immanuel Velikovsky, examining the five centuries thought to follow the Mycenaean civilization. His assistant, Jan Sammer, describes the work:

“Velikovsky worked on the manuscript of The Dark Age of Greece fairly intensively during the last years of his life, drawing in part on the library research of Edwin Schorr, a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, whom he employed for this purpose in Princeton for several summers in a row in the mid-seventies.”[1]Jan Sammer, “A Technical Note” for Immanuel Velikovsky, The Dark Age of Greece, unpublished. Retrieved Nov 11, 2008

Prof. David Flusser of the Hebrew University summarises, “The present book tries to solve such a serious problem, namely, does the so-called dark age of Greece really exist?”[2]Prof. David Flusser, “A Preface” for Immanuel Velikovsky, The Dark Age of Greece, unpublished. Retrieved Nov 11, 2008

Contents

  • A Technical Note
  • Preface
  • The Reconstruction of Ancient History

CHAPTER I: THE HOMERIC QUESTION

  • The Setting of the Stage
  • Why No Literary Relics from Five Centuries?
  • Troy in the Dark Ages
  • The Dark Age in Asia Minor
  • The Homeric Question
  • The Allies of Priam
  • Aeneas
  • Olympic Games in the Iliad

CHAPTER II: MUTE WITNESSES

  • Troy and Gordion
  • The Lion Gate of Mycenae
  • Olympia
  • “The Scandal of Enkomi”
  • Tiryns
  • Mute Witnesses
  • A Votive Cretan Cave
  • Etruria
  • Sicily
  • Mycenae and Scythia

CHAPTER III: WORDS SET IN CLAY

  • Pylos
  • Linear B Deciphered
  • The Greek Pantheon
  • Mycenean City Names in the Iliad
  • The Mycenean Dialect
  • Cadmus

CHAPTER IV: A GAP CLOSED

  • Seismology and Chronology
  • Celestial Events in the Iliad
  • Changes in Land and Sea
  • A Gap Closed
  • Competing for a Greater Antiquity
  • Summing Up

SUPPLEMENT

  • Applying the Revised Chronology by Edwin Schorr
  • New Light on the Dark Age of Greece by Jan Sammer

References

External links

References   [ + ]

1. Jan Sammer, “A Technical Note” for Immanuel Velikovsky, The Dark Age of Greece, unpublished. Retrieved Nov 11, 2008
2. Prof. David Flusser, “A Preface” for Immanuel Velikovsky, The Dark Age of Greece, unpublished. Retrieved Nov 11, 2008