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There is no question that the writer of the Iliad and the Odyssey was one of the greatest poets in the history of Western Europe but aside from this very little can be said about him Ancient Greek tradition as well as a study of language and the style of the poems indicates that he probably lived and wrote sometime in the eighth or ninth centuries BC but no more definite date can be determined In ancient times seven different cities claimed the honor of having been his birthplace None of these assertions can be validated but more than likely he came from the island of Chios on the western coast of Asia Minor for in historical times a family of the same name lived there and claimed him as an ancestor and devoted themselves to the recitation of his works Whether or not he actually came form Chios however it is highly probable that he was a native and a resident of some section of Asia Minor for the dialect in which he composed his works is that of the Asian Ionian Greeks SkillHomer is the oldest name inn European literary history The facts about Homers life have been argued over for many years Some scholars have even questioned whether or not he really lived They have said that the poems called Homers were really just a collection of poems by many people lumped together under Homers name But it is now generally agreed that he was a real person who wrote the poems called his World BookLegends about Homer were numerous in ancient times He was said to be blind His birthplace has always been disputed but Chios or Smyrna seems most likely ColumbiaThe early Greeks unhesitatingly insisted that there had been a single individual named Homer to whom they credited the Homeric Hymns MilchThe Greeks loved his works and made them the center of their literary education World Book The study of
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