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The Odyssey: summary and mythological episodes

Presentation The title of the Odyssey (or Odusseía in ancient Greek) is formed on the Greek name for Odysseus (Odusseús). This poem, which is attributed to Homer, an aedic native of Asia Minor, in fact relates the adventures of Odysseus, on his return home at the end of the Trojan War. This e ...

27
Mar
2008

The Backpacker's Guide

by offering practical conversation guides for travelers in pocket format in German, English, Spanish, Italian, but also in Chinese, Croatian, Arabic, Greek, Portuguese and Russian. It has also developed hundreds of derivative products on which the Routard logo is present. The Hitchhiker's Guide o ...

30
Mar
2007

The Old Nice and its history

ieille Ville. Origins of Old Nice Old Nice is the witness of a thousand years of history. The most distant origins of the city of Nice date back to a Greek trading post called Nikaïa. This name, meaning 'the victorious one' evolved into Nicea, then Nice. Nevertheless, the Old City has no histori ...

16
Oct
2008

Visiting Marseille: places to see

1 neighborhoods to explore, numerous museums and a rich natural heritage of which the Calanques of Marseille are the jewel. Founded around 600 BC by Greek sailors, the Phocaean city invites you to discover 26 centuries of history, only 3 hours by TGV from Paris. A city of contrasts A cosmopolit ...

25
Jan
2010

The Carob tree: the tree with small horns

belongs to the fabaceae family. The name "carob tree" is an Arabic term {{what|al-kharroube (ahkhabou)). Its Latin name, Ceratonia comes from the Greek Keratia meaning "little horn" after the shape of its fruits, carobs. A reference to the carob tree can be found in the Bible: Carobs (sometimes ...

20
Apr
2012

Death is not an end: an exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology in Nice

presents the remains of necropolises discovered at the ancient site of Cemenelum. As its etymology indicates, a necropolis (a word composed of the Greek terms necros and polis) refers to a city of the dead. In ancient times, this burial space was set up outside the city walls, in accordance wi ...

21
Mar
2022

New technologies: understanding the metaverse in 5 questions

1- What is it about? The term meta refers to an immersive virtual world. This word is composed of two roots: meta which means 'beyond' in Greek and verse which means 'the world, the universe'. Although it is virtual and located 'beyond' reality, this parallel universe remains connected to the re ...

22
Mar
2022

Gardening: what is an epiphytic plant?

What is the definition of this word? The adjective 'epiphyte' comes from the Greek and literally means 'on the surface of plants'. Indeed, an epiphytic plant is unique in that it grows on other plants (most often trees), not in the ground. Attention: epiphytic plants should not be confused wi ...

23
Mar
2022