Wednesday, April 23, 2003

The Wine of Agammenon

Archaeologists spent four months excavating the remains of a Mycenean palace on the island of Ithaca, only to bury it again. Was this odd decision linked to the clay tablets they found, inscribed in Linear B?

Within this framework of an archaeological dig, The Wine of Agamemnon is Odysseus own story of the Trojan War and his long journey home--the real Odyssey as he dictates it to a scribe just before his death.
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