Homer's Landscapes

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02The Iliad2015101820090730Adam Nicolson travels along the eastern Mediterranean, from the Ionian Sea to the western coast of Turkey to trace the origins of the poems at the root of modern European thought.

Adam travels to Homer's Troy, walking the plains and visiting the ruins of its citadel, finding that although Homer is thought to have been blind, it is possible to directly map Homer's great poem of war onto the coastline of the Aegean, the beach of the Greek camp, the Scamander River and the hewn stone walls of Troy.

. Focusing on the locations of the Trojan War featured in Homer's Iliad.

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03 LASTThe Odyssey20090731Adam Nicolson travels along the eastern Mediterranean, from the Ionian Sea to the western coast of Turkey to trace the origins of the poems at the root of modern European thought.

Adam concludes his exploration of the enduring grip of Homer's epic poems, beginning on a wooden sailing boat as he follows Odysseus on his long and adventure-strewn journey home from Troy.

. Adam Nicolson visits the locations of Odysseus's journey home in Homer's Odyssey.