Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer's Ithaca
Cambridge University Press, Sep 19, 2005 - History - 598 pages
Where is the Ithaca described in such detail in Homer's Odyssey? The mystery has baffled scholars for over two millennia, particularly because Homer's descriptions bear little resemblance to the modern island called Ithaki. This highly illustrated book tells the extraordinary story of the exciting recent discovery of the true location of Homer's Ithaca by following a detective trail of literary, geological and archaeological clues. We can now identify all the places on the island that are mentioned in the epic--even the site of Odysseus' palace itself. The pages of the Odyssey come alive as we follow its events through a landscape that opens up before our eyes via glorious color photographs and 3-D satellite images. Over a century after Schliemann's discovery of Troy, the information in this groundbreaking volume will revolutionize our understanding of Homer's text and of our cultural ancestors in Bronze Age Greece. Robert Bittlestone was educated in classics and science before reading economics at the University of Cambridge. He is the founder of Metapraxis Ltd., a company specializing in the detection of early warnings for multinational companies. Bittlestone is the author of many articles about the importance of visualization and has applied these principles to the enigma described in this book. James Diggle is Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens' College. John Underhill is Chair of Stratigraphy at the University of Edinburgh and Associate Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University.
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While the Homeric texts are a prominent feature of Western culture, the actuality of the world described in the Iliad and Odyssey is more problematic. Professional economist and amateur archaeologist ... Read full review
A Fort Frances man has been fined $3,000 for careless hunting.
John Homer of Causeway General Insurance Brokers pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for discharging a firearm without reasonable consideration for people or property. He is not allowed to hunt in Ontario for one year and must successfully complete the Ontario Hunter Education Course before being allowed to hunt in the province again.
Court heard that on October 25, 2014, conservation officers placed stationary moose decoys on the travelled portion of Dovetail Road – a maintained and well-travelled forest access road near Atikokan. The decoys were set up in response to complaints of moose being shot on roadways, an illegal practice that puts other road users at risk. Officers monitored and controlled traffic to ensure public safety while using the decoys.
An officer saw Homer stop his truck, get out, load his rifle, walk to the front of his vehicle and, with his three children watching from their car seats, shoot at the decoy in the direction of a blind corner where he could not see oncoming traffic.
Justice of the Peace Pat Clysdale-Cornell heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Atikokan, on February 26, 2015.