Homer is considered to be Iliad’s author. The question of authorship of this work is still a burning subject in literary world. There are two ruling opinions. One believe that Iliad was composed through merge of different poems sang by various poets. They think that one single poet wasn’t capable of writing such a long … [Read more...] about Iliad
Homer lived somewhere between 900 and 700 B.C. He is the oldest known Greek author, and he was from Anatolia.
Besides Iliad and Odyssey, it is thought he had written many other epics about gods and the parody "Batrachomyomachia" or "Battle of Frogs and Mice".
His job was unknown, and so was the place where he lived. We can only come to a conclusion about his whereabouts from some verses which states seven cities were his home. After his death a whole community dedicated to narrating his verses appeared in Anatolia, and they called themselves Homeridae.
He was described as a blind poet who traveled from one place to another reciting his poems, but not even that information can be perceived as true.
"Odyssey" and "Iliad" are thought to be written by the Greek author Homer, and it’s unsure if he had actually written them became there aren’t many details about his life. His existence is questionable, and there is also a question about how many authors wrote "Odyssey". There are even some who believe that Homer only … [Read more...] about Odyssey