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HOMER by Mind Map: HOMER
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HOMER

Background

Legendary greek poet; wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey

Was born sometime around 850 BC, but now some believe he was born in the 7th centure: ALL TOgether no one really knows

Homer is most famously known as a blind bard; but there is no solid proof for that conclusion

The tradition was he was blind is not implausible since the bards who earned a livelihood by singing at Greek courts were often blind.

Works

Homers most famous pieces are The Odyssey and the Illiad

other works

Originally oral, but were eventually written

people believe different things about Homer's authorship of The Illiad and the Odyssey

Homeric Style

Uses hexameter verse:

He focused on one theme or action in the epic cycle

Writing style often reffered to as dramatic

Blind

Homer is most famously known as a blind bard; but there is no solid proof for that conclusion

Homeric Question

questions Homer's identity and his authorship

is whether one author (knows as homer) created the Iliad, the Odyssey, or both, or if Homer himself is an epic fiction for 2 (or even a series of) authors

no right or wrong answer

Homeric Stories in Artwork

Stories of Homer's are often depicted on vases

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