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Homer is an indefinite figure of mystery a halo in a dark shadow Homer was a Greek poet accredited with writing The Illiad The Odyssey and a few other works of literature His epic poems were broken down into books to make easier to memorize since he would recite the whole poem in one day with no breaks Homer definitely has an unclear past he also may not have actually wrote both The Illiad and The Odyssey and he interlaced several Greek gods into his story helping us understand what the Greeks of ancient times were like There is a certain lack of information on Homer Most likely he was live around 720 BC and he was a blind bard A bard is a person who recites poems in public which he wrote by himself some of these are long in length and called epics The Illiad and The Odyssey are both epics that are accredited to Homer All of this still may not be true Many people claim that Homer couldnt have been one person some think that it would be impossible to cover all of these events depicted in his books in a normal mans lifespan Still there is no hard proof to prove that Homer didnt write these two epics but theres also no solid proof that he did On one hand until the publication of Prolegomena ad Homerum there probably were only about ten people in the entire world that ever doubted the existence of Homer The Greeks and the Romans were convinced that Homer was a single man and that he wrote the works that bear his name The Greeks even studied the Iliad and the Odyssey in their schools as early as 400 BC and regarded the works as masterpieces of the Greek language Just because of this though doesnt mean that its not possible for Homer to be several men Today many critics including most of the ones
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