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Odysseus's Ithaca : The Discovery
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"I explained the simple meaning of Homers's words, his primitive but correct orientation, conected the relevant episodes and the main story in the Odyssey and have located Ithaca- homeland of Odysseus towards the poet's description on the one of the most enchanting and interesting places on earth. I am sure. The home of this ancient mythological hero, one of the best known figures of human history, has finally beeen located."

"In other words, based on the information that Homer provides in the Odyssey, I define Ithaca as a term and a geographical fact (which I make known to the reader even in the title of my book) and determine that Homer's credible description of Ithaca corresponds to the present-day appearance of the real sites shown in the photographs taken on Eresos. I do not identify them on the basis of descriptions of (randomly selected) locations on Eresos."

"In conclusion, as for the "mystery" of the real location of Ithaca raised by different researchers, this can be explained by paraphrasing the thesis on Fauerbach ("Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it"), which could be applied to the Ithaca question in the following way: researchers have hitherto located Ithaca in various geographical locations; the point is to determine and locate it on the geographical location that completely corresponds to Homer's description. This is the only measure. This is where all previous and future theses about Ithaca either stand or fall (assuming, of course, that Homer's description of Ithaca in the Odyssey is truthful)."



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