Homer: The Most Famous Greek Poet

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Whether Homer was real or not, a group of people, a boy or a girl; one thing we are sure of is that “Homer” wrote two of the best epic poems. The Iliad, which was based on the tenth year of the Trojan War and the Odyssey, which was about a guy named Odysseus who goes on many adventures as he tried to get home to his son and his wife. From what we know Homer was the most famous of all Greek poets because of his written works, his legendary history, and his influential work. “Hateful to me as are the gates of hell, is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, utters another.” This inspiring quote came from one of Homers epic poems, The Iliad. What this quote means is that Homer did not like two-faced people. Homer did not like a person who felt something inside but said something different from which he/she did not feel. Homer was best known for his two epic poems; The Iliad and the Odyssey. The Iliad was inspired by his grandfather who fought in the Trojan War. According to www.hubpages.com (2010) , “The Iliad had four parts. It was based on the Trojan War and it described the tenth year of the war” (p.1-2). According to Www.hubpages.com (2010) , “The Odyssey was about a guy named Odysseus who went on many adventures as he tried to get home to his wife and son” (p.2) Not only did Homer write The Iliad and the Odyssey, but he also wrote the Homeric Hymns. According to www.ancienthistory.about.com (2014), “The Homeric Hymns consist of 34 poems to the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, which include legends involving the gods, and are written, in epic hexameter. According to www.library.thinkquest.org (n.d), “Modern archaeologists’ research has uncovered artifacts similar to those described in the poems providing evidence th... ... middle of paper ... ...ey have revolved around the process by which the Homeric poems came into existence and were transmitted over to us (p.3). According to Www.thefamouspeople.com (n.d), “Homer possessed this great quality of rapidity and the fact that he did not fall into the corresponding faults, that is, without becoming either fluctuant or monotonous, showed his unequalled poetic skill (p.3). Although we may not know whether Homer was real or not, a group of people, a boy or a girl; one thing we are sure of is that “Homer” wrote two of the best epic poems. The Iliad, which was based on the tenth year of the Trojan War and the Odyssey, which was about a guy named Odysseus who goes on many adventures as he tries to get home to his wife and son. In conclusion Homer was the most famous of all Greek poets because of his written works, his legendary history, and his influential work.
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