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Greek writer. Homer is the name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics of Greek antiquity. Very little is known about him.
  1. Iliad - Homer
  2. Odyssey - Homer

Books About Homer
Homer's background is something of a mystery. Scholars debate his very existence, as they study the inconsistencies in the writing of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey." Read more about the life and works of Homer.

Books About The Iliad
"The Iliad," written by Homer, is one of the most famous works of world literature. Written in Greece, "The Iliad" may have been written in the 12th century BCE, or as early as the 8th or 9th century BCE. Read more about "The Iliad."

Although little is known about the life of Homer, he is credited as the author of two of the greatest epics of all time: "Iliad" and "Odyssey." According to legend, Homer was a blind storyteller, who drew from cultural myths and legends to create his epics.

The Iliad - Homer (c. 850 BC)
Read "The Iliad," by Homer (c. 850 BC), translated by Samuel Butler.

The Odyssey - Homer (c. 850 BC)
Read "The Odyssey," by Homer (c. 850 BC), translated by Samuel Butler.

To Homer - John Keats ( 1795-1821)
Read "To Homer," by John Keats.

Woman Homer Sung - William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Read "A Woman Homer Sung," by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). Yeats was a famous Irish poet, playwright, and mystic.

Homer as Influencer - Who Was Influenced by Homer?
It would probably be almost easier to ask: Who was not influenced by Homer in classic literature? His works influenced so many great authors, in large and small ways, throughout literary history! But, there are some obvious, and important examples of ways that Homer (and his most famous writings) have influenced writers... So, what are they?

Homer, The Father of Poetry
Read more about Homer, the Father of Poetry.

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