Homer

(Disputed - c 850 B.C.E. / Disputed)

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (2/14/2016 4:02:00 PM)

    Aristotle remarks in his Poetics that Homer was unique among the poets of his time, and indeed, the presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey must assuredly be one of the greatest of the world’s literary artists. He is also one of the most influential authors in the widest sense, for the two epics provided the basis of Greek education and culture throughout the Classical age and formed the backbone of humane education down to the time of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity...

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  • Melikhaya Zagagana Melikhaya Zagagana (5/24/2014 10:26:00 AM)

    The incomparable at his throne; Homer the legend. He is as alive as his works of literature; to me his envy, i want to die and live like he did.

  • Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (10/9/2012 12:04:00 PM)

    O the great epic-poet, I have also a desire to write an epic-poem in Bangla, my mother language, on our great leader Bangabandhu.

  • Punsara Amarasinghe (10/24/2009 2:04:00 AM)

    I was inspired by the great poetic insperation of Homer..........His great epics impacted to change the entire western culture..............i love homer.......!

  • Tony Powell (4/21/2008 10:02:00 PM)

    Please amend your otherwisw excellent website by giving Homer's approximate date to c 1100 BC. The initials BCE are unnecessarily offensive

The Odyssey: Book 3

But as the sun was rising from the fair sea into the firmament of
heaven to shed Blight on mortals and immortals, they reached Pylos the
city of Neleus. Now the people of Pylos were gathered on the sea shore
to offer sacrifice of black bulls to Neptune lord of the Earthquake.
There were nine guilds with five hundred men in each, and there were
nine bulls to each guild. As they were eating the inward meats and
burning the thigh bones [on the embers] in the name of Neptune,
Telemachus and h

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