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A Travel Guide to Homer free pdf In October 1945 at the age of 19, John Freely passed the southernmost tip of Crete on his way home from the war in China, just as Odysseus did on his homeward voyage from the battle of Troy. He has been bewitched by Homer and the lands of Homer's epics ever since. As the culmination of a life spent exploring both these lands and the stories by, and connected to, Homer, Freely has created a captivating traveller's guide to Homer's lost world and to his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, investigating where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters are and what it was about the landscapes of Greece and Turkey that so inspired Homer - the greatest classical epic poet. With unparalleled knowledge and passion, John Freely guides the traveller through all of those places linked to Homer that can be identified and brings Homer and his world vividly to life, revealing how the Homeric epics continue to echo through the ages in literatuture, art, legend and folklore.

About Professor John Freely

John Freely was born in New York and joined the US Navy at the age of 17, serving with a commando unit in Burma and China during the last years of World War II. He has lived in New York, Boston, London, and Athens, and currently lives in Istanbul and has written over 40 travel books and guides, most of them about Greece and Turkey. He is author of The Grand Turk, Storm on Horseback, Children of Achilles, The Cyclades, The Ionian Islands, Celestial Revolutionary, and Light from the East, Crete, The Western Shores of Turkey, Strolling through Athens, Strolling through Venice, and Strolling through Istanbul.

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Author : Professor John Freely
Publisher : I. B. Tauris
Data Published : 12 June 2014
ISBN : 0857734946
EAN : 9780857734945
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 230 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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