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Homer is the author and poet of The Odyssey, and the Iliad.

The Homeric QuestionEdit

It is uncertain if Homer was the original writer, performer, or transcriber. Some question if he existed at all. Because his works were originally oral, it cannot be determined how much he contributed to the editions we have and study now. Other commonly agreed on facts include:

  • Homer was not blind
  • His work definately had distributed authorship
  • Probably a legend, maybe created from a real core.
  • "Homer" stands for the Oral Tradition Itself

Origin of nameEdit

  • Hom = together
  • Er = build, create
  • Homer = together build/create
    • current best guess

See alsoEdit


  The Odyssey by Homer edit

Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia - Melanthius - Melantho - Laertes
Gods and Goddesses: Athena - Poseidon - Zeus - Hermes
Suitors: Antinous - Eurymachus - Amphinomus
Voyage Acquaintances: Calypso - Polyphemus - Circe - Tiresias - Nestor - Menelaus - Helen - Agamemnon
Phaeacians: Nausicaa - Alcinous - Arete

Italacized members are Odysseus's enemies - Strike-through members are deceased by the end of The Odyssey

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