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Homer's Mediterranean : from Troy to Ithaca : Homeric journeys

Author: Wolfgang Geisthövel
Publisher: London : Haus, 2008.
Series: Literary travellers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Readers of The Odyssey who enjoy traveling often turn their attention to the places that are featured in the hero’s wanderings and his son’s journey in search of his absent father. Yet this book is not an attempt to locate the places visited by Homer’s hero in the real world; instead, it is an attempt to follow the wanderings of Odysseus, which are both literary and almost certainly contain references to real  Read more...
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Named Person: Homer.; Homer; Wolfgang Geisthövel; Wolfgang Geisthövel; Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Geisthövel
ISBN: 9781905791392 1905791399
OCLC Number: 220008745
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Scene of the action --
Achaean bandits --
Sweet temptation --
Splendid houses --
King Cannibal's realm --
An island of indulgence --
City in the mist --
Perilous magic of music --
Myth made from reality --
Sole survivor --
Dangerous nymph with glossy braids --
On foot through the land of the Phaeacians --
Home again...home? --
In search of a father.
Series Title: Literary travellers.
Other Titles: Unterwegs mit Odysseus durch das Mittelmeer.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Geisthövel ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell.

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Gives a description of the individual steps of the "Odyssey", starting in troy and finishing in Ithaca. This title includes the countries of Turkey, Tunisia, Malta, Italy and of course Greece.  Read more...

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'Haus has launched its hardback Literary Travellers. If Homer's Mediterranean is anything to go by, this is a series to collect...' -- Anthony Sattin The Sunday Times

 
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