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Transcript of Homer
Homer was a Greek poet
Books by Homer
Homer was born in Greece sometime between the 12th and 8th century BCE .
Seven cities claim his birth. Some of them are: Ionia, Smyrna, and Chois.
Facts about Homer
He started his stories in media res, then filled in the missing information with via remembrances.
Homer was believed to be blind based on the character Demokodos from the Odyssey. So whenever they made statues or busts of him, they always carved his eyes as if he were blind.
More Facts About Homer
Many thought he was illiterate and needed a scribe.
The dialect that The Iliad and The Odyssey was originally written in was Ionic.
Homer was born before there was a chronological dating system put in place. That is why there is no exact date of events that took place in Homer's life.
Many people wonder if Homer really wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. Some people don't think he did because of the different writing styles that was used in both stories. One theory is that The Iliad and The Odyssey was written in two different periods of his life; The Iliad in his youth, end The Odyssey when he aged.
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By: Leilani Fielding
Did he truly write The Iliad and The Odyssey?
Homer died around the 7th century BCE in Greece.
Back then stories were told orally and passed down generation
by generation. So, another theory is that by the time they wrote
the stories down they had changed according to how the
storytellers interpreted it.