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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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
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
Category: Historical museums
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.
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
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
Category: Art museums
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.
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 ...
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
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
A historical look at ancient Athens and its people, education, weather, transportation, hotels, shopping, festivals, sporting events, banks, government, and sightseeing.
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
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
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
The Rough Guide to Alaska provides extensive and insightful information on the US's premier adventure destination.
Author: Rand McNally and CompanyPublish On: 1992-10
Author: Rand McNally and Company
Publisher: Rand McNally
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.
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
Author: Tom Lichty
Publisher: Ventana Communications Group
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).