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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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2010-01-08 14:06:23

Surgeons can now use 3D, accurate images of the liver to rehearse keyhole tumor removal before real surgery "“ reducing the risk to the patient and enabling them to take expert advice. Odysseus has developed systems to construct 3D images of individual patients' livers, with their tumors or other pathologies, from MRI or CT-scans. The reconstructions can be transmitted to external experts in any location, for consultation in real time just before surgery. Collaborative decisions can be...

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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...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

By CHELSEA J CARTER By Chelsea J. Carter The Associated Press SAN DIEGO The screams of agony from the soldier echoed through the ballroom- turned-theater, forcing a hushed whisper among those witnessing his sudden break with reality. He was no longer with his wife, seated beside him on the stage; no longer with his comrades. In his mind, he was back on the battlefield, killing his enemy - the price of years of combat stress from witnessing war's horrors. In this "Theater of War,"...

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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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2007-03-26 21:00:00

By DEREK GATOPOULOS ATHENS, Greece - A geological engineering company said Monday it has agreed to help in an archaeological project to find the island of Ithaca, homeland of Homer's legendary hero Odysseus. It has long been thought that the island of Ithaki in the Ionian Sea was the island Homer used as a setting for the epic poem "The Odyssey," in which the king Odysseus makes a perilous 10-year journey home from the Trojan War. But amateur British archaeologist Robert Bittlestone...

2006-05-02 07:30:00

By Dina Kyriakidou SALAMINA, Greece -- On a deserted green hill above the Aegean Sea, archeologists have unearthed what may be the palace of Ajax, one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology. From a rocky outcrop among the tranquil ruins, it is easy to imagine the warrior-king of Homer's Iliad setting sail from the island for Troy over 3,300 years ago, as crowds lined the pine-covered slopes to wave farewell. The idyllic location on Salamina island perfectly matches historical references, a...

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...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Tethys -- Tethys is a moon of Saturn that was discovered by Giovanni Cassini in 1684. Tethys is an icy body similar in nature to Dione and Rhea. The density of Tethys is 1.21 g/cm3, indicating that it is composed almost entirely of water-ice. Tethys's surface is heavily cratered and contains numerous cracks caused by faults in the ice. There are two different types of terrain found on Tethys, one composed of densely cratered regions and the other consisting of a dark...

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