New year news part 2 – Greek edition of "Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer's Ithaca" published

Some of you may remember that the author of Odysseus Unbound used World Wind as a research tool, see these earlier blog posts Homer’s Ithaca and Homer’s Ithaca, well here is their latest press release –

PRESS RELEASE – Friday January 4 2008

Issued on behalf of http://www.ekdoseispolytropon.gr and http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/authors.html

This press release is available online in Greek at http://www.odysseus-lyomenos.org/news.html and in English at http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/news.html

– Publication of the Greek edition of the award-winning book ‘Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer’s Ithaca’ brings this extraordinary debate home to Greece

– Homer described Ithaca as ‘furthest west’ but where is Odysseus’ island now?

– Latest scientific techniques are used to investigate Europe’s earliest enigma

– New Preface and Appendix update the book with key developments since 2005

– Website research findings now provided in Greek as well as English

– Authors to visit Athens and Kefalonia to present the latest findings in person

Athens, January 4 2008. The award-winning best-seller “Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer’s Ithaca” is now available in Greek. First published by Cambridge University Press in October 2005, the book has been updated with the latest developments from the island of Kefalonia and is published in Athens by Ekdoseis Polytropon, http://www.ekdoseispolytropon.gr

Since September 2007 expert teams from FUGRO have been conducting land, sea and air-based surveys of the area with the objective of probing deep into the ground to search for a buried marine seaway. An unprecedented array of gravity, seismic, marine and helicopter-based electromagnetic techniques are being used to test the theory by performing a “whole body scan” of this 6 kilometre long, 2 kilometre wide isthmus. For further details and photographs see http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/news.html

The “Odysseus Unbound” website has been released in Greek at http://www.odysseus-lyomenos.org, reporting the latest news and events from the project (click on the flag to change language). A new Preface and Appendix have been added to the book, presenting the key geological and classical developments since 2005. These are available in English at http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/greekbook.html and in Greek at http://www.odysseus-lyomenos.org/greekbook.html

The full text of this Press Release is available here:
Greek: http://www.odysseus-lyomenos.org/PDFs/Homers_Ithaca_Press_Release_Jan_4_2008_GR.pdf
English: http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/PDFs/Homers_Ithaca_Press_Release_Jan_4_2008_ENG.pdf

For this week’s VIMagazino interview and photographs, click here:
Greek: http://www.odysseus-lyomenos.org/PDFs/VIMagazino_Dec_30_2007_GR.pdf
English: http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/PDFs/VIMagazino_Dec_30_2007_ENG.pdf

Information about the research programme is available at http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/research.html
Details of the scientific results to date are provided at http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/results.html

TV news coverage can be watched here: http://www.odysseus-unbound.org/television.html

Contact details:
Greek publication: Rony Ganiari, tel: +30 210 3616 343, e-mail: [email protected]
Author interviews: Anne Stephenson, [email protected]

With best wishes for 2008,

Anne Stephenson

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