Odysseus Unbound

Odysseus Unbound

The Search for Homer's Ithaca

Book - 2005
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Where is the Ithaca described in such detail in Homer's Odyssey? The mystery has baffled scholars for over two millennia, particularly because Homer's descriptions bear little resemblance to the modern island called Ithaki. This highly illustrated book tells the extraordinary story of the exciting recent discovery of the true location of Homer's Ithaca by following a detective trail of literary, geological and archaeological clues. We can now identify all the places on the island that are mentioned in the epic - even the site of Odysseus' Palace itself. The pages of the Odyssey come alive as we follow its events through a landscape that opens up before our eyes via glorious colour photographs and 3D satellite images. Over a century after Schliemann's discovery of Troy, this breakthrough will revolutionise our understanding of Homer's texts and of our cultural ancestors in Bronze Age Greece.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9780521853576
0521853575
9780052185351
0052185354
9780052185357
Characteristics: xx, 598 p. :,col. ill., col. maps.
Additional Contributors: Diggle, James
Underhill, John 1961-

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