Skip to comments.Odyssey's End? The Search for Ancient Ithaca
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 Ithacaa few miles east of Cephaloniawas 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."
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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
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I just saw a one hour special on this the other night then read about it in my Smithsonian.
No relation to the City of Evil, I take it? ;)
Jeffrey Aaronson/Network Aspen
Just the name; the place in NY state is named after Homer's Ithaca. Cincinnati, OH, OTOH, is supposedly named after George Washington. :')
Looks cool, I'd like to visit it.
Did'nt they suppsoed found Odysseus' tomb on Poros - on Cephalonia?
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