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2010-04-13 06:45:00

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- If you happened upon a weary traveler soaked in salt water in the hills of Southern California, would you believe he was the centuries-old Odysseus of Greek legend? That's the scenario readers will enjoy pondering in "Mr. Ody Eternal Traveler" (published by iUniverse) by Anthony Precopio. Alex and his wife Camille share an ordinary life with their eight-year-old son Andre in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu and Calabasas, California....

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2009-04-27 21:31:39

Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio has hired Jonathan Liebesman to direct a movie inspired by Homer's epic Greek poem The Odyssey. Variety.com said the screenplay for Odysseus was written by Ann Peacock, who previously worked on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Liebesman's directing credits include The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Odysseus is about what happens when the king of Ithaca returns home after years of fighting the Trojan Wars and discovers his...

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2008-06-23 17:56:07

Researchers say they have pinpointed the exact date of King Odysseus returned from the Trojan War and killed a group of suitors who wanted to replace them by marrying his wife. Marcelo O. Magnasco of Rockefeller University in New York and Constantino Baikouzis of the Astronomical Observatory in La Plata, Argentina, said they used clues from star and sun positions mentioned in Homer's works to conclude that it was April 16, 1178 B.C. when the great warrior returned. Although the researchers...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.