Odysseus Unbound - The Search for Homer’s Ithaca

Athens: October 19 2005 11:00 - 12:00

Odysseus Unbound Seminar at the Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel

Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel

On October 19 at 11:00 Robert Bittlestone, Professor James Diggle and Professor John Underhill will present a seminar at the Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel on the geological, classical and archaeological discoveries of Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer’s Ithaca. The seminar will be illustrated throughout with slides and computer animations and the content is aimed at a non-specialist audience. The talk will be delivered simultaneously in Greek and English.

The setting of Athens is especially appropriate for this subject as Athene is represented in the Odyssey as the patron goddess of Odysseus and Athens itself is referred to by Homer on several occasions in the poem:

"So saying, flashing-eyed Athene departed over the barren sea, and left lovely Scheria. She came to Marathon and broad-wayed Athens, and entered the well-built hall of Erectheus" Odyssey 7.78-81

There is no charge for the seminar. There will be an opportunity to meet the authors and to relax over complimentary refreshments. The book will be on sale at the hotel and the authors will be available to sign copies. Reservations for lunch and room bookings can be made by contacting the hotel. The authors are grateful to the management of the Athens Ledra Marriott for their support for the seminar.

Numbers are limited so to reserve a place at this seminar, contact Amy Wilson as soon as possible, mentioning Odysseus Unbound. aw@mattison.co.uk or + 44 20 7645 3636. Guests of the hotel are also welcome to attend: please contact Papagiotis Kokordelis, Director of Event Operations, +30 210 930 0266.

Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel, 115 Syngrou Avenue Athens, 11745 Greece Phone: +30 210 930 0000 Fax: +30 210 935 8603 website http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/athgr

For further details of the discovery: www.odysseus-unbound.org