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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:39 PM
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well, smack my rosy-fingered dawn.....
They found Odysseus' home!

Lost island home of Odysseus found after 3,000 years
By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent

FOR almost 3,000 years, its location has been a mystery, but classical scholars around the world are now convinced that a British businessman and amateur archaeologist with a passion for Homer has found the island of Ithaca, home of the Greek hero Odysseus and the site of his palace.

Many thought that the island existed only in the imagination of the Greek poet Homer and in his epic, the Odyssey. Certainly his description of it did not match the Ionian island now called Ithaca, but, after following a detective trail of literary, geological and archaeological clues, scholars led by Robert Bittlestone, a management consultant, have identified Paliki, an area of Cephalonia, as the site.

more at:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1804409,00.ht...
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:40 PM
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1. LOL
your title brought me right back to HS english classes! :rofl:

cool article though, thanks :)
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:43 PM
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3. I had to memorize a big chunk of it in HS.... in Greek!
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa....


I still remember bits of it..... 40 years later!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:52 PM
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4. another greek AND latin veteran here!
thankfully, i've moved on to French. :)

although, i absolutely loved Ancient Greek.
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flowomo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:54 PM
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5. yeah, 4 years Latin and 3 Greek here....
those daffy Jesuits.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:43 PM
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2. now that would be one hell of a tour
The Odyssey Adventures can be yours for just $2,999! lol
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