Homer (ca. 8th Century B.C.E.) is a legendary ancient Greek epic poet, traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey.

  • Nationality: Greek
  • Birth Date: 8 BCE
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The Iliad (1899)
The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege.