by Zlatko Mandzuka



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/29/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 492
ISBN : 9781481790635
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 492
ISBN : 9781481790628
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 492
ISBN : 9781481790642

About the Book

The Odyssey is considered to be the most beautiful literary work of the Western civilization, and Homer the first and the greatest poet ever. The book Demystifying the Odyssey is interpreting Homer’s epic in a unique and completely new way. For the first time in literature, this book explains the events and phenomena that Odysseus saw and experienced, and which were considered so far as a result of the Poet’s rich imagination. So, this book reveals how Odysseus went to Hades kingdom of the dead souls; what are in reality Scylla and Charybdis; who were the sirens; how the Island of Aeolus’, the ruler of the winds, actually floated; how Circa turned Odysseus’s sailors into pigs and other. Besides that, this book also reveals the fallacy two and a half millennia long, dating back from the first historians Herodotus and Thucydides, according to which Odysseus was wandering the Mediterranean sea. It further provides numerous proofs that Homer’s hero was actually wandering the Adriatic. For all those readers who are familiar with the ancient Greek literature this book will be great news and quite a surprise. On the other hand, for those who have not been quite aware of the old Greek world it will provide great knowledge on the first European civilization. In any case, this will surely be an interesting reading for all of them.

About the Author

Zlatko Mandzuka was born in 1949 in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia, nowadays Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was raised in Belgrade, Serbia, where he finished elementary and high school. Mandzuka graduated at the Law Faculty, University of Belgrade. He earned his master's degree and PhD at the Political Sciences Faculty, University of Belgrade, in the field of international treaties. He also attained master's degree at Florida State University, USA, in the field of Slavic and East European Studies. Mandzuka is great admirer of Homer and the sea. This is the author's fifth book and at present he is currently working on a new one entitled Who was Homer?, planned to be published in the second half of 2014.