About me

My name is José M. Ciordia. I am a teacher of Ancient Greek at a secondary school in Zaragoza, Spain. I am not a specialist in any area of Classical Studies, but I like reading about many topics. I am a Yacht Master as well, although low experienced, and I took part in some sailing trips, always in the Mediterranean. My personal web is jmc.

About the site

Πομπίλος is the Greek word for the pilot fish, or Naucrates ductor (L)., who was believed to lead sharks and ships. It was considered to be divine, like the dolphin, and probably was revered by navigators.

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About the book

Written with the assistance of curiosity, imagination and the sentence of Herakleitos (Fr.18): ἐὰν μὴ ἔλπηται ἀνέλπιστον οὐκ ἐξευρήσει, ἀνεξερεύνητον ἐὸν καὶ ἄπορον, “If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it, for it is trackless and unexplored”.

Written with LibreOffice, using Palatino Linotype, an Unicode font drawn by Hermann Zapf. Greek texts searched at the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae. CD-Rom E.

Naval Archaeology links