Title: Sun Boat
Book Condition: New
Editor(s): Houghton, Jacqueline Victoria. Num Pages: 348 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: FL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 248 x 169 x 33. Weight in Grams: 734. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780646917733
Synopsis: Homer's epics, "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey", are literary tales steeped in historical realities. Although historians now accept that there was an actual Trojan War, the enigma of Odysseus' whereabouts during his twenty-year odyssey remains a subject of debate. How could an experienced sea captain be disoriented for such an extended period of time when he was supposedly within the bounds of well-established Mediterranean trade routes? While scholarship both ancient and modern has suggested that "The Odyssey" was enacted far beyond the confines of the Mediterranean littoral, "SUN BOAT" is the first to propose that Odysseus' beleaguered voyaging eventuated in him completing a circumnavigation of the globe c.1160 - 1130 B.C. With over 100 black and white illustrations, SUN BOAT presents a detailed account of the marvellous locations Odysseus visited. Ancient, world mythologies are deciphered to reveal an underpinning of historical and geographical fact.
About the Author: Born in 1949, Michael MacRae is an artist, writer and documentary maker who specialises in comparative mythology. His interest in mythology began when he was was a student at the National Art School in Sydney, Australia. Hours spent drawing statues of Apollo, Venus and Athena, as well as the realization that a great many classic works of art were based on Greek mythology, sparked a curiosity that led Michael to not only study Greek mythology but also other comparative mythologies from around the world.
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