Mr. Stillman has here reprinted in luxurious dress the series of archaeological articles which he contributed not long ago to The Century magazine-three chapters on the localities of the Odyssey, and one on the vexed question, what is the famous statue which under the name of a Venus now constitutes one of the great treasures of the Louvre? His account of the attempt to trace the route of Ulysses is combined with an interesting narrative of personal adventure. The problem offers some insoluble difficulties, and Mr. Stillman concludes that while Homer was familiar with the scenes of the principal events of the poem and describes the geography of these scenes with accuracy, he had no mental vision of the lands and islands which are merely mentioned by Ulysses in his story. "This," says Mr. Stillman, "strengthens my belief in the hypothesis of the presence of Homer in Ithaca, and of the early date of the Odyssey, and by a certain implication argues for a logical relation between the hero and the Trojan war, implying the actuality of both." He identifies the site of the city of Ithaca with a site now called Polis, where there are no traces of ruins-a theory which receives some support from the discovery of an inscribed tablet, incorrectly given by Schliemann, who had only half of it, while Mr. Stillman has found and photographed the whole.
Ordered to protect a valuable thoroughbred entering a horse race offering the biggest purse in history, Secret Service Agent Dev Mallory must save his partner's life when she is kidnapped by a high-stakes player who is determined to beat the odds. Original.
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