Homer, The Greek poet. Who was he? Where did
he live? Did he actually exist? Is he really one peorson or
many who are recognised as one? When where the peoms he
wrote composed? These are among the many questions I
will do my best to answer in this report. Keep in mind that
these are only ideas based on research, of which was based
on asumption and hypothesis. So, It may be true but it may
be another of the misunderstandings the world has on
homer and the poems he composed.
Homer, a greek poet (or Greek poets)who wrote two
very famous poems. The Iliad and the Odyssey, were a
major part of Greek history, espeshally for Ancient Greece.
Modern scholars generally agree that they were written for
an aristocratic audience by a single poet in Asia Minor
before 700 B.C. Both epics deal with legendary events that
were believed to have occurred many centuries before they
were written. It is said that these works where used in
Ancientt Greek education. Today we see These great works
put in to the curiculem of almost every school in America!
The Iliad is a story of the trojen war. It begins in the
in media res faion. That accualy trancelates to, in the
middle of things, so that means Homer began his books in
the middle of what was happening. The Iliad is set in the
final year of the Trojan War. Ittells of an episode in the
trojen war, the wrath of Archilles and its tragic
consequences, including the deaths of Patroclus and Hector.
The Odyssey, beginning ten years after the fall of
Troy, tells of Odysseus s wanderings on his way home to
Ithaca, of his wife and son's plight, and of their reunion.
The atmosphere of adventure and fate contrasts with the
heavier tone and tragic grandeur of the Iliad. There are
many adventures in the book as Odysseys returns home,
such as battleing five headed demons and such.
Traditionally it is said that Homer lived around
the time of the Trojan War, in an Ionic settlemen, such as
Chios or Smyrna. I don t know, once agien, if this is a fact.
While living there it is believed by many that he made his
living as a court singer and storyteller, such as Phemius and
Demodocus in the Odyssey. According to legend, Homer
There were many years, long centuries when
Homer's works completely disappeared, and then were
rediscovered. Thanks to the work of scribes of history, we
still have these great epic works to enjoy, learn from, and
become engrossed in today. Perhaps most importantly is not
the exact details of Homer and his works, but the simple
fact that we have his wonderful and really old works as a
part of our world's great classical libraries, and we can learn