Homer

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

Homer Poems

41. The Iliad: Book 18 1/13/2003
42. The Iliad: Book 2 1/13/2003
43. The Iliad: Book 24 1/13/2003
44. The Iliad: Book 11 1/13/2003
45. The Iliad: Book 19 1/13/2003
46. The Iliad: Book 17 1/13/2003
47. The Odyssey 12/31/2002
48. The Odyssey: Book 1 1/13/2003
49. The Iliad (Bk I) 1/1/2004
50. The Iliad: Book 1 1/13/2003

Comments about Homer

  • 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.......!

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  • 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

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Best Poem of Homer

The Iliad (Bk I)

Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another.

And which of the gods was it that set them on to quarrel? It was the son of Jove and Leto; for he was angry with the king and sent a pestilence upon the host to plague the people, because the son of Atreus had dishonoured Chryses...

Read the full of The Iliad (Bk I)

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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