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Homer

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In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.

When he lived is controversial. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before Herodotus' own time, which would place him at around 850 BC; while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC

The formative influence played by the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as... more »

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Homer Quotations

  • ''The generation of mankind is like the generation of leaves. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the living tree burgeons with leaves again in the spring.''
    Homer (c. 9th century B.C.), Greek poet. Iliad 6.146-148, trans. by R. Lattimore, Chicago, University of Chicago Press (1951), slightly revised. A...
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  • ''Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.''
    Homer (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek poet. Odyssey, bk. 7, l. 300, trans. by Alexander Pope.
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    is so tiny she hanglides on doritos

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    i have the big *&$%^%#$%%4

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  • Bobby (11/28/2018 4:30:00 PM)

    I farted and my mommy loves me vewwy my ch

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  • jeremiah (10/29/2018 1:44:00 PM)

    a poet called- - - - wrote a poem about the trojan war

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  • Bea Tyler (5/17/2018 12:52:00 PM)

    Homer is cool cool cool cool cool\

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  • 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 (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.

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  • 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.

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Best Poem of Homer

The Odyssey: Book 1

Tell me, o muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide
after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities did he visit,
and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was
acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save
his own life and bring his men safely home; but do what he might he
could not save his men, for they perished through their own sheer
folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god
prevented them from ever reaching home. Tell me, too, about all
these things, O daughter of Jove, from ...

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