A Travel Guide To Homer

Author: John Freely
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857734946
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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.

A Travel Guide To Homer

Author: John Freely
Editor: I.B. Tauris
ISBN: 9781780761978
Size: 15,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 mesmerized with Homer and the lands of Homer's epics ever since. Throughout his life spent exploring both these lands and the stories by and connected to Homer, Freely has forged a captivating traveler'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 influenced and inspired Homer— arguably the greatest classical epic poet. This will be a traveler's guide to all of those places linked to Homer that can be identified and it will also speculate on where such places as the Land of the Lotus Eaters might be. With a revealing introduction to Homer and his times and an outline of the wanderings of Odysseus, the book follows in his footsteps from Troy to his final return to Ithaca. Finally, Freely illuminates how the Homeric epics took their final form and their subsequent echoes in literature, art, legend and folklore: all part of the romance of the wandering hero.

Winslow Homer And The Camera

Author: Frank H. Goodyear, III
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300214553
Size: 18,43 MB
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A revelatory exploration of Winslow Homer's engagement with photography, shedding new light on his celebrated paintings and works on paper One of the greatest American painters of the 19th century, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) also maintained a deep engagement with photography throughout his career. Focusing on the important, yet often-overlooked, role that photography played in Homer's art, this volume exposes Homer's own experiments with the camera (he first bought one in 1882). It also explores how the medium of photography and the larger visual economy influenced his work as a painter, watercolorist, and printmaker at a moment when new print technologies inundated the public with images. Frank Goodyear and Dana Byrd demonstrate that photography offered Homer new ways of seeing and representing the world, from his early commercial engravings sourced from contemporary photographs to the complex relationship between his late-career paintings of life in the Bahamas, Florida, and Cuba and the emergent trend of tourist photography. The authors argue that Homer's understanding of the camera's ability to create an image that is simultaneously accurate and capable of deception was vitally important to his artistic practice in all media. Richly illustrated and full of exciting new discoveries, Winslow Homer and the Camera is a long-overdue examination of the ways in which photography shaped the vision of one of America's most original painters.

The Rough Guide To Greece

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 178919542X
Size: 20,28 MB
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Discover ancient history and blissful beaches with the most clued-up and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to join in the Easter celebrations, kick-back on the idyllic island of Santoríni or explore the awe-inspiring ruins at Delphi, The Rough Guide to Greece will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate Athens' bazaar area or plan your island-hopping route without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Greece's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Areas covered include: Athens, the Peloponnese, the Pelion peninsula, the Píndhos Mountains, Thessaloníki, Mount Olympus, Macedonia, the Argo-Saronic Islands, the Cyclades, Crete, the Dodecanese, the East and North Aegean islands, the Sporades and Évvia, the Ionian Islands. - Attractions include: the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Tower of the Winds, Temple of Poseidon, Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre, National Archeological Museum, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, the Metéora, Víkos Gorge, Mount Olympus, Préspa lakes, Mount Athos, Temple of Aphaea, Delos, Caldera of Santoríni, Knossós, Samariá Gorge, Lindos Acropolis, National Marine Park of Alónissos-Northern Sporades, and more. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, archeology, wildlife, music and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

The Rough Guide To Greek Islands

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 1789193427
Size: 12,70 MB
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Find your perfect island getaway with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to island-hop around the Cyclades, explore Crete's classical sightsor find peace and quiet on Alónissos, The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the cobbled streets of Rhodes Old Town or plan a hiking route on Níssyros without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the Greek Islands' best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Athens and the mainland ports, the Argo-Saronic Islands, the Cyclades, Crete, the Dodecanese, the East and North Aegean islands, the Sporades and Évvia, the Ionian Islands. Attractions include: the Acropolis, Knossós Palace (Crete), Kálymnos cliffs, Delos (Cyclades), Church of Ekatondapylianí (Páros), Samariá Gorge (Crete), Ólymbos village (Kárpathos), Shipwreck Bay (Zákynthos), Melissáni Cave (Kefaloniá), Monastery of St John (Pátmos), Sými harbour, and many more. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, archeology, wildlife, music and books, plus a handy language section and glossary, Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands

The Rough Guide To Crete Travel Guide Ebook

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 024127947X
Size: 19,99 MB
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The Rough Guide to Crete is the most in-depth and reliable guide to one of Europe's most beautiful islands. With thorough coverage of everything from big sights such as the Samariá Gorge and Knossós to tiny mountain hamlets and idyllic, unspoilt coves, The Rough Guide to Crete will ensure you make the most of your time on the island. Whether you want to explore Crete's archeological wonders, laze on the rose-tinted sands of Elafonísi beach, take a scenic drive through the Lasithí plateau or sample the island's wines, The Rough Guide to Crete has all the information you'll need. Discover the highlights of Crete with stunning photography, detailed maps and inspiring itineraries, and rely on our in-the-know reviews on the best places to stay, eat and drink. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Crete.

The Rough Guide To New York City

Author: Martin Dunford
Editor: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858288697
Size: 18,78 MB
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Written by New York natives, this guide zeros in on Manhattan, the city's crown jewel, and its world-class museums, restaurants, clubs, and hotels, and then goes on to the rich and diverse outer boroughs, digging up the less obvious charms. 34 maps. of color maps.

Review Notes And Study Guide To Homer S Iliad

Author: David Sider
Editor:
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The Rough Guide To Boston

Author: David Fagundes
Editor: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843530442
Size: 18,26 MB
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This compact Rough Guide traces Boston's revolutionary past and revitalized present, from Brahmins and baked beans to hip bars and bookstores. Also included is extensive coverage of Cambridge--home to Harvard University and the site of a great cafe scene. 12 pages of color maps.

The Rough Guide To Cambodia

Author: Beverley Palmer
Editor: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781858288376
Size: 12,13 MB
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The Rough Guide to Cambodia, in full color throughout, is the ultimate travel guide to this spectacular region. With 30 years of experience and our trademark "tell it like it is" writing style, Rough Guides covers all the basics, includes practical details travelers need to know, and unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights.