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Odysseus's Ithaca : The Discovery
 

      In 2002, twelve years after the first Dutch edition of my book, Berislav Brckovic published in Croatian Odisejeva Itaka, translated into English in 2007 with the title Odysseus's Ithaca: The Discovery. In his book he develops the theory, that the extreme northern tip of the Kephallenian peninsula Erissos must be Homeric Ithaca. The town of Fiscardo is the city of Ithaca, the mountain range on Erissos is the Neriton. Present-day Ithaca (Thiaki) is Samos and the little island of Daskalio is Asteris.

But his land of Ithaca is indeed very small. He locates the bay of Phorkys in the present bay of Aghia Jerusalem on the north-west coast of Erissos, at a distance of no more than five kilometer from his city of Ithaca, whereas the pigfarm of Eumaios is positioned at less than three kilometers from the city. The entire rest of Erissos and Kephallenia is according to him 'the island'. Leukas in the north is Doulichion. But his Ithaca is too small for all the cattle of Odysseus.

                From the book by author Cees H. Goekoop "Where on Earth is Ithaca? - A Quest for the Homeland of Odysseus"

Comment by Berislav Brckovic on remarks by Cees H. Goekoop: See in my book: Chapter 3 - 7.1.


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