Who is Homer

Homer (; Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος [hómɛːros], Hómēros) is the legendary author to whom the authorship of the Iliad and the Odyssey (the two epic poems that are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature) is attributed. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time. In Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Virgil refers to him as "Poet sovereign", king of all poets; in the preface to his translation of the Iliad, Alexander Pope acknowledges that Homer has always been considered the "greatest of poets".The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Mycenaean Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. T...
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Homer Poems

  • The Odyssey: Book 3
    But as the sun was rising from the fair sea into the firmament of
    heaven to shed Blight on mortals and immortals, they reached Pylos the
    city of Neleus. Now the people of Pylos were gathered on the sea shore
    to offer sacrifice of black bulls to Neptune lord of the Earthquake. ...
  • The Odyssey: Book 5
    And now, as Dawn rose from her couch beside Tithonus- harbinger of
    light alike to mortals and immortals- the gods met in council and with
    them, Jove the lord of thunder, who is their king. Thereon Minerva
    began to tell them of the many sufferings of Ulysses, for she pitied ...
  • The Odyssey: Book 4
    They reached the low lying city of Lacedaemon them where they
    drove straight to the of abode Menelaus [and found him in his own
    house, feasting with his many clansmen in honour of the wedding of his
    son, and also of his daughter, whom he was marrying to the son of that ...
  • The Odyssey: Book 8
    Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared,
    Alcinous and Ulysses both rose, and Alcinous led the way to the
    Phaecian place of assembly, which was near the ships. When they got
    there they sat down side by side on a seat of polished stone, while ...
  • The Iliad: Book 7
    With these words Hector passed through the gates, and his brother
    Alexandrus with him, both eager for the fray. As when heaven sends a
    breeze to sailors who have long looked for one in vain, and have
    laboured at their oars till they are faint with toil, even so ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Homer

People 66 Great 66 Book 66 Father 65 Son 65 Heaven 64 Long 64 Heart 62 Home 60 Never 59


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Comments about Homer

Trey_explainer: you ever make noises like homer simpson while you eat?
Coochiespare: andre choking big john stud like homer does to bart, disrespectful as hell
Jackbyersrivals: slate alford is poised for a breakout sophomore year. he was arguably mississippi state's best hitter in the fall and just hit an opposite field homer today.
Thesimps_ebooks: the simpsons, season 03 episode 07, "homer clown poochie man an a maximum homer the greath" (directed by steven dean moore and first aired on november 18, 1992)
Kevinshanefitz1: bozo had the grand prize game homer had the side show and harlem gets ho'me dc com'ix d c bringn daclowns snow sknow nose snose sknows ss minnows $$
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The Sightless Man
 by Robert Service

Out of the night a crash,
A roar, a rampart of light;
A flame that leaped like a lash,
Searing forever my sight;
Out of the night a flash,
Then, oh, forever the Night!

Here in the dark I sit,
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