ODYSSEY 2018 – BOOK PRESENTATION FOR THE HOMERIC ITHACA ON 28/10/2018

On 28/10/2018 the book of Christos Kouvaras titled “HOMER AND ITHACA” was presented with great success at the Municipal Cinema of Ithaca.

The presentation was part of the ODYSSEY 2018 events that started on 21/10/2018 and ended on 31/10/2018 and were co-organized by the associations “THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS” and “Ithaca Friends of Homer” with the support of the Municipality of Ithaca.

The presentation was co-ordinated by Sp. Arsenis, president of “Friends of Homer” Association and welcomed on behalf of the municipality of Ithaca by Mr. N. Raditsas.

It should be noted that in Ithaca the events began with the theatrical-musical show “Marineros – Sea Stories”, directed by Athena Arsenis, which took place on October 21st with great success and continued with recitations of the Rhapsodies: 13th on 27/10 (Odysseus’ arrival at Ithaca), 15th (the arrival of Telemachus in Ithaca) and 22nd (suitors’ killing) by students of Ithaca High School.

K. Karkanias, president of “THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS” Association, presented the general program of the activities and the anticipated benefits  for the reinforcement of the Classical Studies and also the economy of the island.

He then presented the author and the book, insisting on the simple way in which he demonstrated the identification of Homeric Ithaca with today’s Ithaca based on the text of the Odyssey.

The author then explained using his photographs some of his basic assertions that support the above position and overturn the views of those attempting to identify Homeric Ithaca with Lefkada or Kefalonia.

The presentation had many attendees, including Ithaca’s provincial governor Mr. Sp. Tsintillas and many teachers.


At the end of the event, Sp. Arsenis awarded K. Karkanias and Chr. Kouvaras memorabilia with Odysseus and donated them books published by the “Friends of Homer” Association.

ODYSSEY 2018 – BOOK PRESENTATION FOR THE HOMERIC ITHACA ON 28/10/2018