Friday, September 30, 2011
Homer is believed to be an ancient Greek poet who may have lived on Khios Island or possibly on the east coast of Asia minor (Turkey). Not much is known about Homer and some say he never existed. Homer was blind, but still wrote two great poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey. The Odyssey is about an ancient Greek hero called Odysseus coming home after the fall of Troy. The Iliad is about the Trojan War fought between Greece and the city of Troy (Troy was in Asia minor). The war took place around 1250 B.C. The poems are believed to be written between 700 and 800 B.C. because they refer to conditions at that time.