Lunar Eclipse: Facts, Myths and Superstitions

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June 15, 2011 12:00
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A monument of Leonidas, the king of Sparta. Photo - Charalampos Konstantinidis

The Athenians under the command of Nicias accepted to withdraw from Syracuse but the historic lunar eclipse of 28 August 413 BC changed his plans as he viewed it as a bad omen and decided to extend his stay in Sicily. The Syracusans, allies of the Spartans, broke the siege imposed on them by the Athenians and annihilated their enemy.

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