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Homer - Ancient Greek Poet - Iliad and Odyssey - Most Influential Author in the Western World - Alabaster Statue

Homer - Ancient Greek Poet - Iliad and Odyssey - Most Influential Author in the Western World - Alabaster Statue

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Quote : “Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.”

Condition: New, Handmade in Greece
Height: 18 cm(7")
Width: 6 cm(2.4")
Weight: 220g
Material: Alabaster

Homer (c. 750 BCE) is the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. Homer is the greatest of all epic poets and his legendary status was well established by the time of Classical Athens. Homer is the earliest poet in Western culture whose works have survived intact. Legend has it that he was blind and recited his poems as he traveled from one place to another. For this reason, people say that he called himself a singer, as opposed to a writer. It is said that after his death on the island of Ios, others kept his work alive by reciting them wherever they traveled and eventually scribes wrote them down. Homer created fabulous poetry expressing deep human emotions. The Greeks put him on a very high pedestal proclaiming him their greatest poet and almost worship him.


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