Where on Earth is Ithaca?

A Quest for the Homeland of Odysseus

By Cees A. Goekoop


Now available on : http://www.eburon.nl/where_on_earth_is_Ithaca


Reviewer quotes


A compelling detective story merging Homeric myths (or are they not all myths?) with real locations.

The reader is  challenged to participate  in  the debate by visiting the areas mentioned in the book

 and deciding for himself.

Prof. Ian Munro, Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, England


Thoroughly recommended as a lucid, concise guide through the tangled thickets of scholarly literature

which have cloaked the location of Ithaca. This book brings the reader to a fresh

and intriguing viewpoint overlooking Homer's landscape.

Tim Severin, explorer and traveller, author of The Ulysses Voyage, Ireland


In this exciting book C. Goekoop takes the reader in a fascinating journey

through the world of the Odyssey and tries to unlock the mystery: which of the Ionian islands is Ithaca?

Prof. Nanno Marinatos, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


There are many good reasons why this book should reach a wider audience.

 Mr Goekoop demonstrates the importance of analysing the local geography

from the large number of clues provided in the Odyssey. 

His methodology and research have been outstanding.

Robert Bittlestone, author of Odysseus Unbound, England


You find in this book a very clear, detailed history of what is called "The question of Ithaca"

with its main actors, Strabo, Gell, Völcker, Leake, Partsch, Schliemann, Dörpfeld, Pavlatos,

Volterras and A.E.H Goekoop.

Giles Le Noan, author of The Sunset Ithaca, France


It's always difficult to overturn accepted wisdom. This is a well researched 'wheredunit'

 that casts genuine doubt on where scholars have presumed Homer's Ithaca to be,

and proposes a genuine alternative.

Tony Buckley, Head of Communications, Daresbury Laboratory, England


The book challenges the long-held notion that Homer’s Ithaca is modern-day Thiaki.

It is engaging and informative, and should appeal to a wide range of readers,

 including those with little prior knowledge of Homer’s epics. 

Dr Jo Davy, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Through a close, thorough and sensitive reading of Homer's poems, Goekoop has added

 important new linguistic arguments to the centuries-old debate about the location of Odysseus' Ithaca.

This book is essential reading for anyone who has ever read the Odyssey and asked the question,

"but where on Earth is Ithaca?"
David Anderson, Classics student, University of Manchester, England