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Pylos and Sparta

 Pylos and Sparta were real places located in the Peloponnese (southern mainland Greece). Telemachus visits both in his attempt to find information about his missing father. Remains of Mycenaean palaces such as those described in The Odyssey have been uncovered at some Greek sites, including the palace of Nestor at Pylos.

Ruins of Nestor's palace at Pylos
GNU Free Documentation LicenseRuins of Nestor's palace at Pylos - Credit: Olecorre/Wikimedia Commons

 

A map of Homeric Greece showing the locations of Sparta, Pylos, Troy and Ithaca
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumA map of Homeric Greece showing the locations of Sparta, Pylos, Troy and Ithaca - Credit: John Eckert