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Author Freely, John, author.

Title A travel guide to Homer : on the trail of Odysseus through Turkey and the Mediterranean / John Freely.

Publication Info. London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  915.61 F87T    Check Shelf
Description x, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index.
Summary In October 1945, at the age of 19, John Freely passed the southernmost tip of Crete on his way home from the war in China, just as Odysseus did on his homeward voyage from the battle of Troy. He has been mesmerized with Homer and the lands of Homer's epics ever since. This will be a traveler's guide to all of those places linked to Homer that can be identified and it will also speculate on where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters might be. Freely travels from Troy to the final return to Ithaca, and illuminates how the Homeric epics took their final form and their subsequent echoes in literature, art, legend and folklore.
Contents The Homeric world -- The catalogues of ships and Trojans -- The anger of Achilles -- Mixed multitudes and the Great Migration -- Troy after the fall -- The rediscovery of ancient Troy -- Troy and the Troad -- The heroes return -- Leaving Calypso's Isle -- Across the wine-dark Aegean -- A world of wonders -- The Witch's Palace -- Dialogue with death -- Siren Land -- Return to Ithaca -- Revenge and reunion -- The odyssey continues.
Subject Freely, John -- Travel -- Turkey.
Freely, John -- Travel -- Mediterranean Region.
Homer -- Settings.
Turkey -- In literature.
Mediterranean Region -- In literature.
Homerus, ca. 8. Jh. v. Chr. Ilias. (DE-588)4135525-8
Homerus, ca. 8. Jh. v. Chr. Odyssea. (DE-588)4193022-8
Literarische St├Ątte. (DE-588)4035947-5
Reise. (DE-588)4049275-8
Mittelmeerraum. (DE-588)4074900-9
Turkey. (DE-588)4061163-2
ISBN 9781780761978 (hardback)
178076197X (hardback)
9780857764945 (eISBN)
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