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Birth Name: Ὅμηρος

Country of origin: Greece

Currently Residing In: Turkey


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Great Books: HOMER'S ODYSSEY

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Description: Homer is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic poets. Author of the first known literature of Europe, he is central to the Western canon. 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 BCE. Pseudo-Herodotus estimates that he was born 622 years before Xerxes I placed a pontoon bridge over the Hellespont in 480 BCE, which would place him at 1102 BCE, 168 years after the fall of Troy in 1270 BCE. These two end points are 252 years apa ... (more)
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1. Troy (2004)
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3. Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
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7.7
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4. Ulysses (1954)
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6.2
36 Watched
5. Helen of Troy (1956)
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31 Watched




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2. The Iliad (2003)
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1. The Odyssey (1997)
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2. Helen of Troy (2003)
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