Homer

Roman bust of Homer from the second century AD, portrayed with traditional [[iconography Homer (; , ''Hómēros'') is the presumed author of the ''Iliad'' and the ''Odyssey'', two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The ''Iliad'' is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The ''Odyssey'' focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey. Modern scholars consider these accounts legendary.

The Homeric Question – concerning by whom, when, where and under what circumstances the ''Iliad'' and ''Odyssey'' were composed – continues to be debated. Broadly speaking, modern scholarly opinion falls into two groups. One holds that most of the ''Iliad'' and (according to some) the ''Odyssey'' are the works of a single poet of genius. The other considers the Homeric poems to be the result of a process of working and reworking by many contributors, and that "Homer" is best seen as a label for an entire tradition. It is generally accepted that the poems were composed at some point around the late eighth or early seventh century BC.

The poems are in Homeric Greek, also known as Epic Greek, a literary language which shows a mixture of features of the Ionic and Aeolic dialects from different centuries; the predominant influence is Eastern Ionic. Most researchers believe that the poems were originally transmitted orally. From antiquity until the present day, the influence of Homeric epic on Western civilization has been great, inspiring many of its most famous works of literature, music, art and film. The Homeric epics were the greatest influence on ancient Greek culture and education; to Plato, Homer was simply the one who "has taught Greece" – ''ten Hellada pepaideuken''. Provided by Wikipedia

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Project Gutenberg

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Published 2014
De Gruyter
...Main description: Die rätselhafte Gestalt des Dichters und Rhapsoden Homer ragt aus den dunklen...

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Published 2014
De Gruyter

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Published 1792
printed for James Hunter, at Ossian's Head, North Side of Luckenbooths

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Published 1791
printed by John Halpen, Henry-Street, John Rice, College-Green, and Ann Colles, Dame-Street

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Published 1759
printed for A. Horace, P. Virgil, and T. Cicero, in Paternoster-Row, J. Milton in St. Paul's Church-Yard, D. Plato, and A. Pope in the Strand

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Published 1780
printed for Alex. Hogg, at the King's Arms, No. 16, Paternoster-Row; and sold by all other booksellers and news-carriers, in town and country
Subjects: '; ...Homer / Translations into English / Early works to 1800...

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Published 1768
printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis

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Published 1770
sold by A. Manson, R. Williams, J. Hammond, H. Newton, P. Thomson, & S. Bland

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Published 1763
printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid. For Alex. Donaldson. Sold at his shops in London and Edinburgh

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Published 1778
printed for Alexander Donaldson; and sold at his shop, No. 48. St. Paul's Church-Yard, London; and at Edinburgh

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Published 1783
[printed for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Davies [and 30 others in London]

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Published 1736
printed for P. Crampton, Bookseller, at Addison's-Head, opposite to the Horse-Guard in Dame-Street

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Published 1770
printed for W. and W. Smith, P. and W. Wilson, J. Exshaw, and H. Bradley, in Dame-Street

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Published 1767
printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis

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Published 1770
sold by A. Manson, R. Williams, J. Hammond, H. Newton, P. Thomson, & S. Bland

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Published 1729
typis Guliel. Botham. Impensis Jacobi et Johannis Knapton in Coemeterio D. Pauli

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Published 1717
printed for Bernard Lintot, between the Temple-Gates

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Published 1714
printed for Bernard Lintott at the Cross-Keys between the Two Temple-Gates