The Journey to “Ithaka”
From Homer to Cavafy and Beyond
An Illustrated Presentation by Dr. Lena Hatzichronoglou
From the time of Homer’s “Odyssey” to the present day, all of us, as humans, have
been continually fascinated by the idea of a “journey.”
Whether our individual journeys take us into the depths of the world within or to the
vastness of the world without, our seeking always brings us closer to ourselves, where—like Odysseus—we can finally arrive to “Ithaka” and feel at home.
In this illustrated presentation, Dr. Lena Hatzichronoglou will guide us through Homer’s and Cavafy’s poetic metaphors, which will clarify for us the nature of the journey and the significance of “Ithaka.”
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