The Homeric poems have always accompanied Vassos Karageorghis in his long archaeological career, just as the Gospel guides a monk. Seeking a way out of the recent Covid lockdown, Vassos Karageorghis has turned once more to the unique sanctum of the Iliad and Odyssey, and based on his six-decades-long in the research of the poems and of the archaeology of their era, he is offering us a unique glimpse into important as wells as timeless aspects of the Homeric thought and society.

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    The Homeric poems have always accompanied Vassos Karageorghis in his long archaeological career, just as the Gospel guides a monk. Iliad and Odyssey have been a standard point of reference and source of inspiration for the distinguished scholar of Cypriote archaeology ever since his student years and his excavations at Salamis up until his most recent ones at Palaepaphos. As a result, a large part of his publications has a Homeric tone, to a lesser or greater extent.

    Seeking a way out of the the recent Covid lockdown, Vassos Karageorghis has turned once more to the unique sanctum of the Homeric poems, inviting us to a charming journey into the world of Homer and his heroes. Relying on his six-decades-long experience in the research of the poems and of the archaeology of their era, the author offers us a unique glimpse into important aspects of the Homeric universe that concern essential and timeless features of human civilization, such as questions of life and death, old age, love, family and marital affairs. In addition, by combining the testimony of the poems and of the archaeological researches, he highlights some important cultural expressions of the society in the years of Homer

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    Weight 375 g
    Dimensions 14.8 × 21 cm
    Language

    Greek

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    Pages 144
    Images 38
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    • VASSOS KARAGEORGHIS

      Vassos Karageorghis, Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Archaeology of the University of Cyprus, and fellow of the British Academy was Director of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus from 1963 to 1989 and has served as Director of “Anastasios G. Leventis” Foundation from 1989 to 2010. He is notable for the excavation of the necropolis of Salamis, his excavations at Kition and Geometric necropoleis at Palaepaphos. He published numerous monographs and articles, as well as extensive catalogues of Cypriot collections in museums in Cyprus and abroad.

VASSOS KARAGEORGHIS

WITH HOMER IN COVID-19 DAYS. March-April 2020

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The Homeric poems have always accompanied Vassos Karageorghis in his long archaeological career, just as the Gospel guides a monk. Seeking a way out of the recent Covid lockdown, Vassos Karageorghis has turned once more to the unique sanctum of the Iliad and Odyssey, and based on his six-decades-long in the research of the poems and of the archaeology of their era, he is offering us a unique glimpse into important as wells as timeless aspects of the Homeric thought and society.

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