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(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Homer :   Where is Ithaca described in detail in Homer’s Odyssey? The island of Ithaki, most have assumed. But Homer says that Ithaca is “furthest towards the dark,” i.e. the west, a group of islands. In their fascinating albeit controversial award-winning best-seller, published by Cambridge University Press in October 2005, titled “Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer’s Ithaca”, Robert Bittlestone, enthusiastic Homerist, geologist John Underhill, and classics scholar James Diggle believe the island of Kefalonia is indeed the answer, or rather, its westernmost peninsula Paliki. In the “Odysseus Unbound” website (www.odysseus-unbound.org) you can read more about their project. The book has been updated with the latest developments from the island of Kefalonia and is published in Athens by Polytropon

» Constantine Cavafy

Commemorating 75 years since Constantine P. Cavafy’s death, the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the British School at Athens are jointly organising a book presentation of “C.P. Cavafy: The Collected Poems,” a work with parallel Greek text translated by Evangelos Sachperoglou and published by Oxford World Classics (2007). The event is scheduled for tomorrow and will be attended by the British ambassador in Athens, Simon Gass.

Visit the official website of the Constantine P. Cavafy Archive