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The Odyssey Information
About Homer


Odysseus's Journey
About Homer
The Trojan War
Works Cited

Facts about Homer's life are very scarce.  He is believed to have lived around the seventh century B.C.  Homer's place of origin is also relatively unknown.  Homer was a blind poet who wrote the timeless epics The Iliad and The Odyssey.  Homer, by tradition, is regarded as a rhapsode, a wandering poet.  He supposedly traveled from place to place - reciting poems to the residents.  Homer composed his one epic, The Iliad, from the events of Trojan War; however, the events were not strictly factual.  The Odyssey tells about the perilous journeys of Odysseus.  After leaving his homeland to fight in the Trojan War, he was blown away from Ithaca and braved all foes to return to it.  Little is known about Homer, but many agree that his works will live on to be enjoyed by all ages.

Statue of Homer

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