The first modern Greek “adventure hero” was a boy refugee

Adventure: Fact and Fiction. Dimitrios Vikelas's novel "Loukis Laras". As we all know, the history of the sea adventure novel starts with Homer's epic poem "Odyssey". Ever since the "master mariner" Odysseus took the long way round home from the Trojan War, sailors' yarns of mythical islands and dangerous creatures lurking in the deep have …