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Ithaka

Ithaka is a poem which makes heavy reference to The Odyssey. Indeed, the title of Ithaka refers to Odysseus's homeland, to which he is trying to return, and Homer's poem is itself the central...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019 8:40 pm UTC

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Ithaka

In his poem "Ithaka," C. P. Cavafy definitely presents a particular outlook on life. The poem refers to and comments on Homer's Odyssey. The speaker seems to be addressing Odysseus or his crew, but...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2021 1:54 pm UTC

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Ithaka

The island of Ithaka, which in English is usually spelled Ithaca, was the homeland of Odysseus, its king, as depicted in the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer. The Iliad tells of the part Odysseus...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2019 3:19 am UTC

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Ithaka

In Constantine Cavafy's poem "Ithaca", the first stanza invites the reader to rise to the challenges of life's journey. The reader is instructed to "not fear The Lestrygonians/and...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2008 9:44 pm UTC

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