Homer

Roman bust of Homer from the second century AD, portrayed with traditional [[iconography Homer (; , ''Hómēros'') is the legendary author of the ''Iliad'' and the ''Odyssey'', two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The ''Iliad'' is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of 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. The ''Odyssey'' focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey. Modern scholars consider these accounts legendary.

The Homeric Question – concerning by whom, when, where and under what circumstances the ''Iliad'' and ''Odyssey'' were composed – continues to be debated. Broadly speaking, modern scholarly opinion falls into two groups. One holds that most of the ''Iliad'' and (according to some) the ''Odyssey'' are the works of a single poet of genius. The other considers the Homeric poems to be the result of a process of working and reworking by many contributors, and that "Homer" is best seen as a label for an entire tradition. It is generally accepted that the poems were composed at some point around the late eighth or early seventh century BC.

The poems are in Homeric Greek, also known as Epic Greek, a literary language which shows a mixture of features of the Ionic and Aeolic dialects from different centuries; the predominant influence is Eastern Ionic. Most researchers believe that the poems were originally transmitted orally. From antiquity until the present day, the influence of the Homeric epics on Western civilization has been great, inspiring many of its most famous works of literature, music, art and film. The Homeric epics were the greatest influence on ancient Greek culture and education; to Plato, Homer was simply the one who "has taught Greece" – ''ten Hellada pepaideuken''. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Homer, Homer
Published 2009
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (UICdb)4593934)
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by Homer.
Published 2009
...Homer with illustrations after John Flaxman; translation by Alexander Pope; with introduction...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (COLdb)370512)
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by Homer.
Published 1912
...Odyssey of Homer,...
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by Homer.
...Iliad of Homer / done into English prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, Ernest Myers....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (CSUdb)82967, (JUDdb)18704)
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by Homer.
Published 1950
...Complete works of Homer :...
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by Homer.
Published 1980
...Odyssey of Homer /...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DACdb)23839)
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by Homer.
Published 1888
...The Iliad of Homer :...
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by Homer.
Published 2003
...Homer ; translated by E.V. Rieu ; revised translation by D.C.H. Rieu ; introduction by Peter Jones....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)175517)
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by Homer.
Published 1878
...Iliad of Homer....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)116434)
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by Homer.
Published 1947
...Odyssey of Homer /...
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by Homer.
Published 1847
...First six books of Homer's Iliad....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)147516, (SIEdb)462517)
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by Homer.
Published 1914
...Iliad of Homer /...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)147526)
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by Homer.
...Homer's Odyssey....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)147536)
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by Homer.
...Iliad of Homer....
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)147541)
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by Homer.
Published 1870
...Iliad of Homer :...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)147803)
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by Homer.
Published 1879
...Homer. Odyssey, books XIII-XXIV,...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)148142)
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by Homer.
Published 1953
...Homer's Odyssey /...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)148181)
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by Homer.
Published 1899
...Iliad of Homer /...
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by Homer.
Published 1967
...ILIAD OF HOMER...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)138201)
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by Homer.
Published 1967
...ODYSSEY OF HOMER...
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (DOMdb)138508)
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