Homer in Sicily 2021 - 12-13-14-15/01/2021, Syracuse (Greece)
Homeric Thrinacia – our Sicily – is the legendary home of the Cattle of the Sun, the Cyclops, the Laestrygonians, Aeolus, and close neighbor of Skylla and Charybdis. Samuel Butler, in the nineteenth century, memorably theorized that the Odyssey’s author was a young Sicilian woman, glimpsed in the figure of Nausicaa. Otherwise, surprisingly few scholars have explored Sicily’s association with the Homeric epics, the Odyssey in particular. The goal of this conference is to bring scholars from a variety of disciplines to Siracusa to discuss Homer’s epic vision and to visit the archaeological traces of the mythic places and beings of the Odyssey.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Exedra Mediterranean Center, Syracuse, Sicily, (Syracuse, Greece)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Heather L. Reid