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Odyssey's End? The Search for Ancient Ithaca
Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Fergus M. Bordewich, Photographs by Jeffrey Aaronson

Posted on 04/02/2006 9:48:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Scholars have long agreed that ancient and modern Zachynthos are one and the same. Similarly, ancient Same was certainly the main body of modern Cephalonia, where a large town named Sami still exists. But modern Ithaca—a few miles east of Cephalonia—was hardly "the farthest out to sea," and its mountainous topography doesn't fit Homer's "lying low" description. (Bittlestone believes ancient Doulichion became modern Ithaca after refugees came there following an earthquake or other disaster and changed its name.) "The old explanations just felt unsatisfactory," says Bittlestone. "I kept wondering, was there possibly a radical new solution to this?" Back home near London, he pored over maps and satellite images. If Paliki had once been a separate island, he mused, it would indeed have been the one "farthest out to sea."

(Excerpt) Read more at smithsonianmagazine.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; homer; ithaca; odysseus; odyssey; trojanwar



1 posted on 04/02/2006 9:48:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Archeologists make historic discovery (Tomb of Odysseus)
The Madera Tribune | 8/27/05 | Thomas Elias
Posted on 09/23/2005 10:37:53 PM EDT by wagglebee
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1490367/posts


2 posted on 04/02/2006 9:48:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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3 posted on 04/02/2006 9:49:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I just saw a one hour special on this the other night then read about it in my Smithsonian.


4 posted on 04/02/2006 10:01:46 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv; Behind Liberal Lines

No relation to the City of Evil, I take it? ;)


5 posted on 04/02/2006 10:02:50 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hitler and Stalin have nothing on Abortion)
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Jeffrey Aaronson/Network Aspen


6 posted on 04/02/2006 10:07:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Just the name; the place in NY state is named after Homer's Ithaca. Cincinnati, OH, OTOH, is supposedly named after George Washington. :')


7 posted on 04/02/2006 10:08:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Cephalonia

8 posted on 04/02/2006 10:19:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam

Looks cool, I'd like to visit it.


9 posted on 04/02/2006 10:20:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Did'nt they suppsoed found Odysseus' tomb on Poros - on Cephalonia?


10 posted on 04/03/2006 10:57:56 AM PDT by Republican Party Reptile
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To: Republican Party Reptile

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1608118/posts?page=2#2


11 posted on 04/03/2006 4:37:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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