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2014-03-06 16:23:15

Annual Program Will Raise Funds for Local Food Pantries HOMER, Mich., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PS Food Mart Charities is proud to announce the launch of the( )fifth annual "Fight Hunger Give Hope" campaign in support of local food banks. From March 3 through March 16, 31 participating PS Food Mart stores in Michigan and Ohio will join together with a goal to raise more than $50,000 to help local food banks feed families in need across the region. PS Food Mart Charities was...

2013-08-28 23:03:22

Homer “the Blind Wonder Cat” Cooper, subject of the internationally bestselling memoir died in his New York home last Wednesday of age related illness. His human companion, Gwen Cooper, was with him at the time and Homer was sixteen years old. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Homer “the Blind Wonder Cat” Cooper, subject of the internationally bestselling memoir died in his New York home last Wednesday of age-related illness. His human companion, author Gwen Cooper, was with...

2013-05-03 12:22:10

The Homer House in Belmont celebrates Homer's early life and career BELMONT, Mass., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, for the first time in 160 years, a Massachusetts site associated artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) will open to the public.  The 1853 Homer House in Belmont, MA, will offer tours beginning May 25. The Belmont house, in suburban Boston, was the summer mansion of Homer's wealthy uncle, William Flagg Homer.  It is one of two sites in the United...

2012-02-14 11:30:06

The birds in the Iliad help warriors and kings make difficult decisions and satisfy the basic human need for self-esteem and security. This is the conclusion of a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, that analyses 35 bird scenes in Homer's Iliad from around 700 B.C. In the Iliad, gods use birds to disguise themselves and as transmitters of messages to humans. Similarly, humans use birds as signs and symbols that they interpret to acquire knowledge about the...

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2009-09-22 12:36:04

A leading German professor said on Tuesday that archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 B.C., the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer, Reuters reported. The bodies were found near a defense line within the city built in the late Bronze age, according to Ernst Pernicka, a University of Tubingen professor of archaeometry who is leading excavations on the site in northwestern Turkey. Experts say the...

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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...

2008-10-17 15:00:15

Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio is planning a big-screen adaptation of Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey," starring Brad Pitt, Variety.com reported. Pitt previously headlined the 2004 blockbuster "Troy," which was based on another Homer work, "The Illiad," and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said the studio wants to make a futuristic version of "The Odyssey" set in outer space. The recent movies "O Brother, Where Art Thou" and "Cold Mountain,"...

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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...

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2006-02-15 18:42:55

HOMER, Alaska (AP) - Hundreds of bald eagles that gather at the Homer spit each winter for handouts won't be so lucky now that the city council has passed an ordinance barring the feeding of eagles. The city council adopted the ordinance on Monday. It passed on a 4-2 vote. Homer acted one month after the state Board of Game declined to regulate the practice of eagle feeding. The state regulators said the problems were local and the jurisdiction federal. The new law bars deliberate feeding of...

2005-09-29 11:50:00

LONDON -- A British author and a team of scholars said on Thursday they may have solved one of the riddles of ancient Greece -- locating the ancient city of Ithaca, home of the legendary hero Odysseus. Finding Ithaca could rival the discovery of ancient Troy, uncovered on the Turkish coast more than 100 years ago, said author Robert Bittlestone. Local legend places the kingdom of Ithaca on an island in the Ionian Sea that bears the name Ithaki today. But Ithaki is to the east of a group of...