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Ithaca led by Penelope is a custom civilization mod by DMS, with contributions from Regalman, Rob8xft, and DarthKyofu.

This mod requires Brave New World.



Ithaca is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea, off the northeast coast of Kefalonia and to the west of continental Greece. Today, Ithaka is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. The capital, Vathy or Ithaki, has one of the world's largest natural harbours. Modern Ithaca is generally identified with Homer's Ithaca, the home of Odysseus, whose delayed return to the island is one of the elements of the Odyssey's plot.


Penelope was the intelligent and faithful wife of the Ithacan ruler Odysseus, who kept her suitors at bay in his long absence and was eventually reunited with him. Her story was recounted in Homer’s Odyssey.

Dawn of Man[]

May the blessings of Hermes be upon you, Penelope, daughter of Icarius and Periboea! You are the leader of Ithaca, and wife of the famed and feared Odysseus. Your name has traditionally been associated with marital faithfulness, following your twenty-year wait for Odysseus to return from the Trojan War. As many as 108 suitors attempted to win your hand in marriage and you engaged many tactics to delay her suitors, one of which was to pretend to be weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus's elderly father Laertes and claiming that you would choose a suitor when you had finished.

DMS Ithica Penelope Diplo

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Beautiful Penelope, the time has come to lead Ithaca once again. Your people stand ready to follow you once more as you strive to put Ithaca at the centre of the known world. Are you ready to accept your destiny, Penelope? Will you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Introduction: "Are you another suitor? Please take a seat with Antinous, Peisandros and Elatus."

Introduction: "Hail to thee, worthy suitor. What gifts have you brought me?"

Introduction: "I am Penelope, Queen of Ithaca. My servant, Euryclea, will tend to your needs."

Defeat: "Ahh. I take it you were not here to woo me after all?"

Defeat: "Odysseus will return and when he does, your life is over."

Unique Attributes[]

Ithaca (Penelope)
DMS Ithica Penelope Leader

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Shroud of Laertes

Receive Points toward Greatperson Great People when a Naval Unit returns from foreign land, the amount dependent on the duration of the voyage. Expending Great People grants all currently owned Embarked and Naval Units +2 Moves Moves.

DMS Ithica Penelope Pentekontor

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Pentekontor (Trireme)
  • It generates more Experience depending on its distance to owned territory.
  • Increases the Defense of adjacent Embarked Land Units.
DMS Ithica Penelope Toxotai

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Toxotai (Composite Bowman)
  • Strength is greatly increased when having a friendly Great Person nearby.
  • Longer range when near an enemy Great Person.
City List
  1. Alalcomenae
  2. Pilikata
  3. Ismaros
  4. Marmarospilia
  5. Scheria
  6. Ogygia
  7. Perachori
  8. Aretousa
  9. Kioni
  10. Aeaea
  11. Aetos
  12. Frikes
  13. Telepylos
  14. Stavros
  15. Aeolia
  16. Lefki
  17. Vathy
  18. Maurona
  19. Agios Ioannis
  20. Sarakiniko
  21. Neróvoulo
  22. Maspali
  23. Zakynthos
  24. Neritum
  25. Krocylea
  26. Pali
  27. Lygia
Spy List
  • Argos
  • Telemachus
  • Antinous
  • Eurycleia
  • Melanthius
  • Eurymachus
  • Amphinomus
  • Eumaeus
  • Laertes
  • Melantho



Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

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Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 17 February 2021


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