Saturday, October 07, 2006

Odysseus Unbound

Dear readers, I am come again!

Honestly, I've been vaguely skimming Classics blogs, but I've just been so busy since arriving in England that I couldn't bring myself to post! But it's been wonderful here, so I'm certainly not complaining.

Anyway, I attended a lecture today with James Diggle and Robert Bittlestone on their book Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer's Ithaca:



That's a really good deal compared to the SALE price of £20 at the lecture today, to be honest (conversion is approximately double to US$). But then, Amazon's copies aren't autographed.

They also have a website at www.odysseus-unbound.org, but I've been having problems with it. Hope you all don't.

Anyway, it's a fascinating theory, and I have to admit I'm a bit surprised that with our modern geological understanding somebody didn't think to look back at Cephalonia sooner! But I'm also glad they are able to put this much effort into it now and are so close to finding the answers that may prove (or disprove, I suppose) their theory. If the book is anything like the lecture (I haven't read it yet--it's huge!), then I'm sure it will be an enjoyable and fascinating read. And the current updates are on their website (assuming you don't have any problems with it).

2 Comments:

Blogger Alun said...

Glad to hear you arrived ok. You'll get the hang of currency conversion - just take the price in pounds multiply it by an unjustifiable amount and you have the equivalent proce in dollars.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Glaukôpis said...

Oh I've got the hang of it in terms of what it will cost my bank account back at home. But if I really stuck to that, I wouldn't buy anything, including things I need. For Brits, the prices as usually quite reasonable! :-P

12:18 PM  

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