On 15 October, a very nice event was held for Odysseus and the famous hunting of wild boar in Parnassos, at which he took part at the invitation of his grandfather (and godfather) Autolycus.
The event took place at the Cultural Center of the Municipality and was organized by our Association (THE RETURN OF ODYSSEUS), the Municipality of Delphi, the Municipal Library of Amfissa, the Amfissa Music School and the Environmental Education Center of Amfissa.
The event was attended by our President Mr. K. Karkanias, the archaeologist Mrs. Anthoula Tsaroucha and the philologists Yannis Koliasas (Director of the Amfissa High School) and Dimitris Paloukis (Author of the book “Odysseus Homer – Greek Odyssey”).
The coordination was done by the philologist Nancy Zacharopoulou and excerpts from the Odyssey were read by philologists, students and citizens.
The event was enriched with the songs of students of the Amfissa Music School Thanasis Preddi and Giorgos Papakonstantinou, the first being the guitarist and singer, and the second on the piano.
It was really an amazing event, which is the basis for its resumption in 2019 with an even better and wider program.
It is noteworthy that during this period and in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Amfissa Aristides Angelopoulos, K. Karkanias presented the ideas of the construction of a statue depicting the hunting and injury of Odysseus (a subject for which there are many depictions in ancient vases) and the invitation to participate in the events of 2019 both at the local hunting club and the Pan-Hellenic Hunting Confederation.
Preparations for the 2019 events will start in November as has already been discussed with the co-organizers of this year’s events.