Movie Based on Homer’s Odyssey to be Filmed in Greece
An epic movie based on Homer's ancient Greek classic, 'The Odyssey' will be partly shot in Greece. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Odysseus and Juliette Binoche as his beloved wife Penelope, production of 'The Return' is expected to start in Greece...
The Real Fruit Behind Odyssey’s Lotus-Eaters Oblivion
Within the 9th chapter of the Odyssey, Homer introduces a mystical and fascinating tribe, the Lotus-eaters, or in Greek Lotophàgi (λωτοφάγοι). A narrative interlude that is shorter than the other iconic stages of the Greek hero, but nevertheless hides a...
James Joyce Insisted That Cover of “Ulysses” Be the Blue of Greek Flag
Ulysses, the great modernist novel by the brilliant Irish writer James Joyce, was published about a hundred years ago. Joyce, who was a noted philhellene, insisted that the cover of his tome match the blue of the Greek flag,...
Circe, the First Witch of Greek Mythology
Witches have had a long and elaborate history, even back to ancient Greece. Thanks to Homer and his epic adventure tale the Odyssey, we met Circe, who has often been identified as the first witch in Greek mythology. Circe was...
The Odyssey at a Glance
The Odyssey of Homer is a Greek epic poem that tells of the return journey of Odysseus to the island of Ithaca from the war at Troy, which Homer related in the Iliad. In the Greek tradition, the war...
Extracting Medical Lessons from the Greek Past
An event entitled “Aromatic and medicinal plants as a means of perpetual development in the country” took place Tuesday, September 16, under the auspices of the Greek National Organization of Medicines and the University of Athens. The Organization's president, Dimitris...