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The Odyssey


The following maps are intended to give geographical information relating to the various places mentioned in Homer's Odyssey.

Book I

Map 1 : the places mentioned by grey-eyed Athene in her advice to Telemachus concerning where he should go to enquire about his father, great Odysseus (Pylos to visit aged Nestor and Sparta to visit brown-haired Menelaus), the island home of Mentes (Taphos), and the area from which the adjective 'Argive' derives.

There are different ideas about the location of Ithaca. Some commentators identify Ithaca with Zacynthos (Same).

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