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Who was Homer ?

The subject "who was Homer?" has always been controversial .


It is generally admitted that he was blind , came from the Greek island of Chios, or from the town of Smyrna, few miles away from Chios and presently named Izmir (Turkey).


Homer lived around 750 B.C. , 3 centuries after the famous Trojan War.



He is one of the men who brought up the first written literature .
It is uncertain whether Homer wrote both the Iliad and the Odyssey and composed himself each epic. .


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One of the men who brought up the first written literature...
The Odyssey is translated and adapted by Samuel Butler
The Odyssey appeared in the sixth century B.C. in Athens, when an edition, named "Peisistratean Recession," was used in poetic declamation contests. The poems of the Odyssey are about the Greek "Heroic Age" and were orally composed.

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