classical antiquity

  1. Prophetess

    Solar Eclipse Prediction of 585 BC

    On May 28, 585 BC, a solar eclipse occurred, which was accurately predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales of Miletus. The prediction was recorded in The Histories by Herodotus. This solar event took place during the Battle of Halys while Alyattes, king of Lydia was engaged in war...