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Ith·a·ca

 (ĭth′ə-kə)
1. A city of southwest-central New York on Cayuga Lake south-southwest of Syracuse. It is the seat of Cornell University (chartered 1865).
2. See Itháki.

Ithaca

(ˈɪθəkə)
n
(Placename) a Greek island in the Ionian Sea, the smallest of the Ionian Islands: regarded as the home of Homer's Odysseus. Area: 93 sq km (36 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Itháki

Ith•a•ca

(ˈɪθ ə kə)

n.
1. one of the Ionian Islands, off the W coast of Greece: legendary home of Ulysses. 4156; 37 sq. mi. (96 sq. km).
2. a city in S New York at the S end of Cayuga Lake. 28,732.
Ith′a•can, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ithaca - a college town in central New York on Lake CayugaIthaca - a college town in central New York on Lake Cayuga
Empire State, New York State, NY, New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
2.Ithaca - a Greek island to the west of Greece; in Homeric legend Odysseus was its king
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Translations
Ithaka
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All that work almost certainly took place before Penelope's arrival in Ithake.
122, it is beside a "trunk of an olive" that the Phaiakes stow Odysseus's treasure upon conveying him to Ithake, and the phrase reappears at 13.
Once we juxtapose the two passages, though, it is clear that Dolios and Aktoris came to Ithake together, on the occasion of Penelope's marriage.