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 12

"After we were clear of the river Oceanus, and had got out into
the open sea, we went on till we reached the Aeaean island where there
is dawn and sunrise as in other places. We then drew our ship on to
the sands and got out of her on to the shore, where we went to sleep
and waited till day should break.
"Then, when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared, I
sent some men to Circe's house to fetch the body of Elpenor. We cut
firewood from a wood where the headland jutted out

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