And the Odyssey goes on…

by Mimis Chrysomallis

Nóstos; Return from the long journey. From Homer to Joyce, down to today’s travellers. Άlgos; The longing, the pain, the desire. Child of Eris, the goddess of strife, and sung by Hesiod. Johannes Hofer (1669-1752) would bring the two words together in 1688, introducing the term nostalgia; the yearning for the past, the desire to return (in thought or in fact) to one’s home.

More words: émigrés, expatriates, diaspora. Words heavily [...]

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