Aeaea

Aeaea

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aeae or E a was a mythological island said to be the home of the sorceress Circe. Odysseus tells Alcinous that he stayed here for a year on his way home to Ithaca. Though the somewhat inconsistent geography of the Odyssey is often considered more mythic than literal, Aeaea was later identified by classical Roman writers with Mount Circeo on Cape Circaeum on the western coast of Italy - about 100 kilometers south of Rome - which may have looked like an island due to the marshes and sea surrounding its base but is, in fact, a small peninsula. It was already a peninsula in the days of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, according to his work. However, it may have been still an island in the days of Homer, with a long "lido" or sandy peninsula that gradually became attached to the mainland, in a common geological process. The modern Greek scholar Ioannis Kakridis, who insisted that any attempt of realistic identification is vain, argued that Homer thought of Aeaea somewhere in the Eastern part of his world, perhaps near Colchis, since Circe was daughter of the Sun, sister of Ae tes and aunt of Medea (another sorceress), and the goddess Dawn had her palace there.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135736787
  • 9786135736786