Sunday, March 17, 2013
ANINNATA IS A SMALL MOUNTAIN VILLAGE IN SOUTHEASTERN KEFALONIA.
THE BIG EARTHQUAKE OF 1953 FLATTENED MOST OF THE HOUSES WITH MANY VICTIMS.
AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE, FOR SEVERAL YEARS RESIDENTS REMAINED WITHIN THE DILAPIDATED HOUSES WITH TEMPORARY REPAIRS.
THIS EARTHQUAKE WAS THE REASON FOR POROS, A NEW VILLAGE BY THE SEA, WAS TO BE BUILT.
RESIDENTS FROM ANINNATA AND THE SURROUNDING VILLAGES MOVED THERE.
TODAY. POROS IS A BIG TOURIST ATRACTTION AND HAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST PORTS IN KEFALONIA.
(SHOWN HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF HOW ANINNATA LOOKS TODAY)
And this was how they settled it in the end, for the city was doomed when it took in that horse, within which were all the bravest of the Argives waiting to bring death and destruction on the Trojans. Anon he sang how the sons of the Achaeans issued from the horse, and sacked the town, breaking out from their ambuscade.
When we got to the land, which was not far, there, on the face of a cliff near the sea, we saw a great cave overhung with laurels. It was a station for a great many sheep and goats, and outside there was a large yard, with a high wall round it made of stones built into the ground and of trees both pine and oak.
Is it because you know your master has lost his eye, and are sorry because that wicked Noman and his horrid crew have got him down in his drink and blinded him?
L Book XI 148
Your wife still remains in your house, but she is in great distress of mind and spends her whole time in tears both night and day.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Monday, March 4, 2013
When the bright star that heralds the approach of dawn began to show. the ship drew near to land. Now there is in Ithaca a haven of the old merman Phorcys, which lies between two points that break the line of the sea and shut the harbour in. These shelter it from the storms of wind and sea that rage outside, so that, when once within it, a ship may lie without being even moored.
At the head of this harbour there is a large olive tree, and at no distance a fine overarching cavern sacred to the nymphs who are called Naiads. There are mixing-bowls within it and wine-jars of stone, and the bees hive there. Moreover, there are great looms of stone on which the nymphs weave their robes of sea purple- very curious to see- and at all times there is water within it. It has two entrances, one facing North by which mortals can go down into the cave, while the other comes from the South and is more mysterious; mortals cannot possibly get in by it, it is the way taken by the gods.