A Travel Guide to Homer

A Travel Guide to Homer

John Freely is one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories
and guides about Greece and Turkey. He is the author of The Grand Turk, Storm
on Horseback, Children of Achilles, The Cyclades, The Ionian Islands, The ...

Author: John Freely

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857734945

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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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 bewitched by Homer and the lands of Homer's epics ever since. As the culmination of a life spent exploring both these lands and the stories by, and connected to, Homer, Freely has created a captivating traveller's guide to Homer's lost world and to his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, investigating where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters are and what it was about the landscapes of Greece and Turkey that so inspired Homer - the greatest classical epic poet. With unparalleled knowledge and passion, John Freely guides the traveller through all of those places linked to Homer that can be identified and brings Homer and his world vividly to life, revealing how the Homeric epics continue to echo through the ages in literature, art, legend and folklore.
Categories: Travel

A Travel Guide to Homer

A Travel Guide to Homer

Throughout his life spent exploring both these lands and the stories by and connected to Homer, Freely has forged a captivating traveler's guide to Homer's lost world and to his epics— The Iliad and The Odyssey—investigating where such ...

Author: John Freely

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 178076197X

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 334

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. Throughout his life spent exploring both these lands and the stories by and connected to Homer, Freely has forged a captivating traveler's guide to Homer's lost world and to his epics— The Iliad and The Odyssey—investigating where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters are and what it was about the landscapes of Greece and Turkey that influenced and inspired Homer— arguably the greatest classical epic poet. 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. With a revealing introduction to Homer and his times and an outline of the wanderings of Odysseus, the book follows in his footsteps from Troy to his final return to Ithaca. Finally, Freely illuminates how the Homeric epics took their final form and their subsequent echoes in literature, art, legend and folklore: all part of the romance of the wandering hero.
Categories: Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Alaska

homeralaska.org Founded in 1895 and named for Homer Pennock, a New York
con man who spent a few months in the area, Homer sells itself as the “end of the
road.” It is a refuge for visitors, artists, and anglers, as well as some modern-day ...

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241246443

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 703

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaska will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Alaska effortlessly.
Categories: Travel

Travel and Home in Homer s Odyssey and Contemporary Literature

Travel and Home in Homer s Odyssey and Contemporary Literature

This volume sets out a new model for reading ancient and contemporary texts together - one that challenges the conventional chronological assumptions inherent in many works of classical reception.

Author: Carol Dougherty

Publisher: Classical Presences

ISBN: 9780198814016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 478

Travel and Home in Homer's Odyssey and Contemporary Literature brings Homer's Odyssey together with contemporary literary texts ranging from Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier to Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping and Cormac McCarthy's The Road to produce new readings that reframe, reorient, and ultimately revise aspects of Homer's iconic story of travel and home. While some novels share with the Odyssey a celebration of the creative process of improvisation to rethink the relationship between home and travel, others draw upon nostalgia - our complicated longing for home - to unsettle the inevitability of return. Rather than offering an explicit retelling of Homer's poem, each of these novels prompts us to revisit the relationship between travel and home that Odysseus and Penelope embody to ask new questions of that well-read text. Does travel reinforce or destabilize our notion of home? Are mobility and domesticity irrevocably gendered, or can we imagine a world in which Penelope travels and Odysseus stays home? Just as Odysseus continually reinvents his own identity with each new encounter, both abroad and at home, so too we, as readers, participate in an improvisatory interpretive experiment of our own. This volume sets out a new model for reading ancient and contemporary texts together - one that challenges the conventional chronological assumptions inherent in many works of classical reception. No longer a stable text to which we as readers return time and again to find it the same, the Odyssey, together with the novels with which it engages, changes and adapts with each new literary encounter.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Travel Guide to the Historic Treasures of Turkey

A Travel Guide to the Historic Treasures of Turkey

A devoted admirer of Homer , Schliemann looked upon the mounds he was
excavating as a sacred book relating the epic of heroes rather than as a mere
pile of earth . Even from the first stage of the diggings which he carried out with
such ...

Author: Cemil Toksöz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066411300

Category: Art

Page: 373

View: 715

Categories: Art

Mobil Travel Guide Northwest

Mobil Travel Guide Northwest

Author: Mobil Travel Guide

Publisher: Mobil Travel Guide

ISBN: 0762742631

Category: Travel

Page: 360

View: 759

This text reveals to travelers how to make the most of a trip to this stunning part of the country. Included are recommendations on restaurants and lodgings.
Categories: Travel

Historic Michigan Travel Guide

Historic Michigan Travel Guide

Admission $ Homer Homer Historical Society and Museum 505 Grandview Ave . ,
Homer ; ( 517 ) 568 - 3116 ; www . homerhistoricalsociety . org ; Hours : By
appointment and for special events ; Admission : Free ; Parking at Blair Historical
 ...

Author: Larry J. Wagenaar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071252319

Category: Historical museums

Page: 96

View: 361

Visiting the historic sites of Michigan just got a lot easier. The fully updated Historic Michigan Travel Guide 2008 Edition provides key information travelers need to know about hundreds of historical destinations - including descriptions, operating hours, admission fees, highlights of exhibits and more. The Guide is organized in an easy to use format that groups each peninsula¿s sites together and lists them alphabetically by community name. It includes many pictures, a handy cross reference by name of institution and fits easily into a vehicle map pocket or glove box.
Categories: Historical museums

Ford s Freighter Travel Guide

Ford s Freighter Travel Guide

KODAK ISLAND SERVICE From Seward and Homer: The "M/V Tustumena"
serves Kodiak Island two to four times weekly, with calls at the ports of Seldovia,
Homer, Kodiak, Seward, Cordova, Valdez and Port Lions. The M/V Tustumena
was ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012019423

Category: Cargo ships

Page:

View: 393

Categories: Cargo ships

Art Lover s Travel Guide to American Museums 1997

Art Lover s Travel Guide to American Museums 1997

PLEASE NOTE : Summer hours are 1 - 4 Tu - S . NOT TO BE MISSED : American
paintings and watercolors including Eakins “ The Cowboy ” & Homer ' s “ The
Fisher Girl ” ON EXHIBIT / 97 : 08 / 23 / 96 - 03 / 16 / 97 SELECTIONS FROM THE
 ...

Author: Patti Sowalsky

Publisher:

ISBN: 0789203634

Category: Art museums

Page: 445

View: 818

With over 750 listings, this travel guide to American art museums provides a directory of permanent collections and the year's notable special exhibitions at each museum. It includes information on ticket prices, handicap accessibility, facilties, descriptions of collections and special shows.
Categories: Art museums

Rand McNally Vacation Guide Atlas

Rand McNally Vacation Guide   Atlas

Arrangements may be made through travel agents or by writing Wien Air Alaska.
4100 International Airport Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99502, NEARBY. Homer is
northeast of Katmai National Park, on the Kenai Peninsula, Its lovely setting on ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0528847422

Category: United States

Page: 130

View: 131

Categories: United States

Mobil Travel Guide

Mobil Travel Guide

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067363051

Category: Middle Atlantic States

Page:

View: 242

Categories: Middle Atlantic States

Ford s Freighter Travel Guide and Waterways of the World

Ford s Freighter Travel Guide     and Waterways of the World

KODIAK ISLAND SERVICE From Seward and Homer : The " MN Tustumena "
serves Kodiak Island two to four times weekly , with calls at the ports of Seldovia ,
Homer , Kodiak , Seward , Cordova , Valdez and Port Lions . The MN Tustumena
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556025446006

Category: Cargo ships

Page:

View: 318

Categories: Cargo ships

A Travel Guide to Ancient Athens

A Travel Guide to Ancient Athens

No Greek city's history , including that of Athens , can ignore the events described
by Homer in his epic poems , the Iliad and the Odyssey . For the benefit of non -
Greeks , Homer is the greatest writer Greece has ever produced , and Greeks ...

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher:

ISBN: 159018016X

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 940

A historical look at ancient Athens and its people, education, weather, transportation, hotels, shopping, festivals, sporting events, banks, government, and sightseeing.
Categories: History

Fielding s Travel Guide to Europe

Fielding s Travel Guide to Europe

L ' envoi We hope you ' ve liked the places tried Through all of us who made this
Guide . We wish - as does my Nancy , tooWe could have shared your trip with
you ! ! T . ( for Tennyson ) H . ( for Homer ) Fielding . Because it ' s over , you have
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89106535859

Category: Europe

Page:

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Categories: Europe

Myra Waldo s Travel Guide to the Orient and the Pacific

Myra Waldo s Travel Guide to the Orient and the Pacific

Spend a day in Queenstown , doing local sightseeing , including a boat trip on
Lake Wakatipu . The following day , leave Queenstown , go to Lake Te Anau ,
through the famous Homer Tunnel and into Milford Sound , staying overnight at
the ...

Author: Myra Waldo

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3849292

Category: East Asia

Page: 690

View: 335

Categories: East Asia

The Rough Guide to Alaska

The Rough Guide to Alaska

Water taxis do not run from Homer to Seldovia , but several run to Jakolof Dock (
$ 45 round - trip ) , twelve miles by road from Seldovia , which may be handy if
you are planning to do some cycling over here . Try the Jakolof Ferry Service ...

Author: Paul Whitfield

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89072949159

Category: Travel

Page: 514

View: 823

The Rough Guide to Alaska provides extensive and insightful information on the US's premier adventure destination.
Categories: Travel

Rand McNally Deluxe Road Atlas Travel Guide

Rand McNally Deluxe Road Atlas   Travel Guide

Author: Rand McNally and Company

Publisher: Rand McNally

ISBN: 0528810855

Category: Roads

Page: 136

View: 215

This bestselling road atlas combines detailed, easy-to-read state, province, and metropolitan maps with a travel and recreation guide and a detailed major city guide to more than 60 cities--all in a handy take-along size. New for 1993--additional Canadian travel information. Lie-flat, wire-o binding.
Categories: Roads

AOL for Windows 95 Membership Kit and Tour Guide

AOL for Windows 95 Membership Kit and Tour Guide

Achilles appears in the Iliad , by Homer . Homer also wrote The Oddity , in which
Penelope was the last hardship that Ulysses endured on his journey . Actually
Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name . " Socrates
was ...

Author: Tom Lichty

Publisher: Ventana Communications Group

ISBN: 1566042534

Category: Computers

Page: 682

View: 965

Accompanied by a disk containing the latest version of the America Online software for Windows 95, an up-to-the-minute guide to the most recent software developments explains how to get the most of this popular online service. Original. (All Users).
Categories: Computers