(ISNS) -- Scientists who decode the genetic history of humans by tracking how genes mutate have applied the same technique to one of the Western world's most ancient and celebrated texts to uncover the date it was first written.The text is Homer's "Iliad," and Homer -- if there was such a person -- probably wrote it in 762 B. The "Iliad" tells the story of the Trojan War -- if there was such a war -- with Greeks battling Trojans.It is also a coming of age story and deals with friendship and first love.Bearing in mind the events that were going on at the time, there are some shocking moments in this, but they are beautifully handled.The story starts with a frightened young girl in the back of a cart, being taken away from everything she knows.It deals with growing up in a world that is very limiting to girls, while the events happening around can be terrifying.Calude, a linguist also at Reading and the Sante Fe Institute in New Mexico.They worked from the standard text of the epic poem.
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The date they came up with fits the time most scholars think the "Iliad" was compiled, so the paper, published in the journal Bioessays, won't have classicists in a snit.
The study mostly affirms what they have been saying, that it was written around the eighth century B. That geneticists got into such a project should be no surprise, Pagel said.