Gomer

Gomer

Ancient Greek poet
Country: Greece

Biography of Homer

The ancient Greek poet, Homer, is traditionally regarded as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two major epic poems that mark the beginning of European literature. Unfortunately, we have no information about Homer's life, and the surviving biographies and 'biographical' notes are of later origin and often intertwined with legend (such as the traditional stories about Homer's blindness and the dispute among seven cities claiming to be his birthplace). Since the 18th century, there has been a scholarly debate regarding both the authorship and the history of the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

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