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PronouncedPron.I TH I K U
Other FormsFormsIthika Ithaka
ContributorContrib.Sarah Falconer on 12/8/2008
Meaning & History
In Greek Mythology, Ithaca was the home of the hero Odysseus. The epic poem The Oddysey describes his long and perilous voyage home after the Trojan War. In literature, Ithaca has become synonymous with "home," "homeland," or "place dearest to you."