In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.
When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BC, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BC.
The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.
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un clasico que debe ser leido Jun 10, 2000
este clasico de lectura obligatoria para todos los estudiantes de letras es muy bueno aunque no puedo negar que varias veces mientras lo leia me quede dormido y me aburri muchisimo. el estilo de homero, la disgresion que comete de principio a fin (una disgresion es una salida abrupta de un tema para tocar otro muy levemente relacionado)hace que el libro se vuelva pesado. pero es emocionante ver personajes que parecen inmortales y que luchan por recuperar la mujer que les fue arrebatada en una guerra que se extiende por diez anos....