Thursday, 6 March 2014

All what the wind brings "όσα φέρνει ο άνεμος"

and the immortal deity who guards and protects you will send you a following breeze.
                                                                                                           (Od. 15.34-35)


The coming offprint entitled "ASTERIS: The island of the suitors"  is one of several self-contained, popularized excerpts from a much longer work on the Homeric geography and topography of Western Greece.

Bearing in mind the particular readership for which this paper is chiefly intended, we have deliberately eschewed analysis of specialized issues and excessive use of citations and footnotes, which are mainly of

Saturday, 1 March 2014

The excellent communication between Homeric Ithaca and the mainland of Elis (Northwestern Peloponnese) .

 (excerpt from the book: Homeric Ithaca, H. Putman Cramer / G. Metaxas)

The excellent communication between Homeric Ithaca and the mainland of Elis at Kyllene as a pointer to the age-old interaction and communication between southeastern Kephallenia and Kyllene and the western Peloponnese

We have intentionally left till last the matter of the excellent communication and close relationship between Homeric Ithaca and the Kyllene region of Elis. Homer makes it clear that this relationship applied to the ordinary people of Ithaca as well as the nobles when he tells us (Od. 4.632-637) that Noemon wanted his ship back to cross over to the plains of Elis, where he had some mares and young mules, and bring one of them back to be broken in.