The Life and Work of Homer
>Homer was one of the best and eloquent writers of Greeks and Romans. People say that we do not reckon ourselves educated unless we do not read his poems. He influence was not confined to literature only. Rather, he had also influenced the hearts and minds of people through his impressive lessons on morality. It is said that he is the primary source for those who wish to learn about Greek history. It is said that he had two daughters (the symbolic ones Iliadand the Odyssey) and did not have a son.
Quote of Homer
“In youth and beauty, Wisdom is very rare”
The name of his birth place is not clearly cited in the books. There are many historians who claim that Homer was born in Smyrna but claims given by T. W. Allen in The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 33, (1913), pp. 19-26 should not be neglected. Hence, cities like Cyme, Ios, Argos, Athens and Chios should not be overruled.
First of all, there is ambiguity that whether Homer lived or not. Besides, we do not know exactly where he had born however we could not confirm you the confirmed date of birth of Homer.
Major Theme – The Trojan War:
Homer’s name will always be remembered for his great work on Trojan War. He wrote about a conflict between Trojan and Greeks and described the partial story of Trojan War. It is worth mentioning that the whole story of Trojan War was written by a bunch of writers called “epic cycle”.
Homer and Epic:
It is assumed that the contribution of Homer in epic is supposed to be finest of all. It is the reason that most of the people look for his epic to gain some knowledge. No doubt, the poetic style of Homer was outstanding and worth reading.
Major Works Credited to Homer:
The major works credited to Homer are as follow:
The Voice of the World:
The famous Greek poet of 2nd century Antipater of Sidon praises Homer in poem “The Voice of the World”.
The herald of the prowess of heroes and the interpreter of the immortals, a second sun on the life of Greece, Homer, the light of the Muses, the ageless mouth of all the world, lies hid, O stranger, under the sea-washed sand.“