BirthdayJuly 29, 1917
BirthplaceKnoxville, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Homer

    Full name: Homer
    Also known as: Homer, Homer ( )
    Professions: Greek author
    Religion: Polytheism

  2. Homer Death information

    Death cause: unknown illness

  3. Homer Biography

    "Homer", "Homeric", and "Homerus" redirect here. For other uses, see Homer (disambiguation), Homeric (disambiguation), Homerus (disambiguation) Homer (Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος Template:IPA-el, Hómēros) is the traditionally-credited creator of the Iliad and the Odyssey, revered as the greatest of Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.Whether and when he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BC, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BC.The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.

  4. Homer Family

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