About Homer

:'"Homer", "Homeric", and "Homerus" redirect here. For other uses, see Homer, Homeric, Homerus 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 had a lasting effect on the Western canon. Wikipedia
c. 8th century BCE, according to Herodotus, Smyrna

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Portrait of John Milton in National Portrait Gallery, London ca. 1629. Unknown artist (detail)

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