What is Ithaca?

  • (noun): A Greek island west of Greece; in Homeric legend Odysseus was its king.
    Synonyms: Ithaki
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Ithaca or Ithaka (Greek: Ιθάκη, Ithakē) is an island located in the Ionian Sea, in Greece, with an area of 45 square miles (120 km2) and a little more than three thousand inhabitants. It is also a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. It lies off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west and within sight of continental Greece. The municipality of Ithaca includes some islets as well. The capital, Vathy or Ithaki, has one of the world's largest natural harbours. Modern Ithaca is generally identified with Homer's Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is one of the elements of the Odyssey's plot.

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Sciencenter - Early Operations
... as its gallery spaces moved among several donated storefronts in downtown Ithaca ... Street site to make way for a new county building, Ithaca Center Associates offered temporary space ... The Sciencenter relocated to the Center Ithaca complex during 1989 and in 1990 closed its exhibit space to focus on the task of building a permanent home ...
Cyrus Beers
... He moved to Ithaca, New York, in 1821 and engaged in the mercantile business ... He was appointed commissioner of deeds at Ithaca in 1837 ... to the New York and Erie Railroad Convention at Ithaca in 1839 ...
Ithaca, Auburn And Western Railroad
... The Ithaca, Auburn and Western Railroad was a short-lived railroad connecting Ithaca and Auburn ... Railroad's Auburn Branch, extending from Freeville on the Utica, Ithaca and Elmira Railroad to Scipio, and was operated by the UI E ... was bought at foreclosure by the Lehigh Valley subsidiary Auburn and Ithaca Railway, which built a line diverging from the IA W at Genoa Junction (just west of Auburn) to Cayuga Junction on ...
William Henry Miller (architect)
... architect and the first student of the architecture school at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York ... Four years later, he married Emma Halsey of Ithaca ... He was the foremost architect in Ithaca and for Cornell for many years, designing over seventy buildings on and off campus including 9 fraternity houses ...
List Of Ithaca College Alumni
... This is a List of Ithaca College people ... with reliably sourced entries Ithacans are persons affiliated with Ithaca College, especially alumni ...

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  • (noun): A college town in central New York on Lake Cayuga.