Odysseus Unbound - The Search for Homer’s Ithaca

Lixouri, Kefallinia: October 21 2005 19:00 - 20:00

Odysseus Unbound Seminar at the New Theatre

Lixouri New Theatre

On October 21 at 19:00 Robert Bittlestone, Professor James Diggle and Professor John Underhill will present a seminar at the New Theatre, Lixouri 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.

Lepeda beach (click for larger picture)

The setting of Lixouri is especially appropriate for this subject as this western land mass of Paliki constitutes the area described within Odysseus Unbound as the most likely location for Homer’s description in the Odyssey of the ancient island of Ithaca.

There is no charge for the seminar. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to meet the authors and to relax over a complimentary drink. The book will be on sale in the foyer and the authors will be available to sign copies.

Vardianoi island (click for larger picture)

Booking for dinner afterwards is not necessary: the town square of Lixouri is supported by many cafés and the adjacent marine parade is catered for by numerous restaurants.

The authors are grateful to the Mayor of Paliki, Mr Vassilios Rouhotas, and to the Cultural Director of Lixouri, Mr Gerasimos Galanos, for their support for the seminar.

Platos Ammos beach (click for larger picture)

Contact details:

Numbers are limited so to reserve a place at this seminar, contact Evridiki Livada-Duca as soon as possible, mentioning Odysseus Unbound.

eyhnt@argostoli-mun.gr or +30 26710 24363

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