Friday, 3 October 2014

La tombe à Tholos de Tzannata

Une preuve supplémentaire de présence de la civilisation mycénienne en Céphalonie
a été découverte à Tzanata près de Poros.

Text & Copyright: Hettie Putman Cramer & Makis Metaxas

Friday, 8 August 2014

Where on Earth is Homer's Ithaca? Που τελικά είναι η Ομηρική Ιθάκη;

The most important theories and studies on the location  of Homeric Ithaca from the Renaissance to the present day

Οι κυριότερες θεωρίες και μελέτες για την θέση της Ομηρικής Ιθάκης από την εποχή της Αναγέννησης μέχρι σήμερα.

  Text & Copyright: Hettie Putman Cramer & Makis Metaxas
Βενετικός χάρτης της Πελοποννήσου (πιθανόν 15ου αιώνα).Η παραδοξότητα του χάρτη είναι η απουσία της καταγραφής των νησιών Κεφαλληνίας, Ιθάκης και Λευκάδος ενώ καταγράφει μόνο το νησί της Ζακύνθου, τις Εχινάδες και τα νησιά των Στροφάδων.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

All what the wind brings "όσα φέρνει ο άνεμος"

and the immortal deity who guards and protects you will send you a following breeze.
                                                                                                           (Od. 15.34-35)

The coming offprint entitled "ASTERIS: The island of the suitors"  is one of several self-contained, popularized excerpts from a much longer work on the Homeric geography and topography of Western Greece.

Bearing in mind the particular readership for which this paper is chiefly intended, we have deliberately eschewed analysis of specialized issues and excessive use of citations and footnotes, which are mainly of

Saturday, 1 March 2014

The excellent communication between Homeric Ithaca and the mainland of Elis (Northwestern Peloponnese) .

 (excerpt from the book: Homeric Ithaca, H. Putman Cramer / G. Metaxas Text & Copyright: Hettie Putman Cramer & Makis Metaxas )

The excellent communication between Homeric Ithaca and the mainland of Elis at Kyllene as a pointer to the age-old interaction and communication between southeastern Kephallenia and Kyllene and the western Peloponnese

We have intentionally left till last the matter of the excellent communication and close relationship between Homeric Ithaca and the Kyllene region of Elis. Homer makes it clear that this relationship applied to the ordinary people of Ithaca as well as the nobles when he tells us (Od. 4.632-637) that Noemon wanted his ship back to cross over to the plains of Elis, where he had some mares and young mules, and bring one of them back to be broken in.