Since antiquity classicists have debated the true location of Ithaca, the island home of Homer’s mythological hero, Odysseus. With Where on Earth Is Ithaca? Cees H. Goekoop expertly guides readers through the existing scholarship on the whereabouts of the island and details the evidence that still has the power to unite and divide scholars. Goekoop mines Homer’s original text to unearth a wealth of geographical clues and then offers his own theories.
Where on Earth Is Ithaca? intrigues as it informs and will appeal to all who are interested in classical history.
“In this exciting book Cees H. Goekoop takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the world of the Odyssey and tries to unlock the mystery: which of the Ionian islands is Ithaca?”
Nanno Marinatos, University of Illinois at Chicago
“There are many good reasons why this book should reach a wider audience. Mr. Goekoop demonstrates the importance of analyzing the local geography from the large number of clues provided in the Odyssey. His methodology and research have been outstanding.”
– Robert Bittlestone, author of Odysseus Unbound