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Why is Homer an important figure in Ancient Greece?
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Homer ['Ομηρος] is the ancient Greek poet who wrote the epic poems of Iliad and Odyssey. Iliad presents the ten years war between the Greeks under the leadership o…f the Achaeans against Troy. Odyssey presents the adventures of the ten years return journey of one of the major leaders of the victorious Greeks - Odysseus king of Ithaca.
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He wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. Not only did he write the Iliad and the Odyssey... He helped to organize the pantheon of Greek gods, he gave the Greeks role models to liv…e up to, and he wrote about a period of history that would have otherwise been forgotten. Homer wrote about the Trojan War and it's aftermath. The Trojan War happened during the Greek Dark Ages (c. 1100-800 BCE). The only written history that tells the story of the dark ages are Homer's epic poems. HE DIED ABOUT 800 BC
Homer was famous because his two poems The Odyssey and Iliad were the most influential poems in the world and the two oldest surviving pieces of Greek literature. Most literar…y scholars agree that he was the main influence of the modern western canon, and everything written after his poems were published were based on or influenced by him. Not only that, his poems and his writing style was so great that the Romans sought to make their own epics. Even Alexander the Great walked around with a copy of the Iliad because it was packed full of useful advice, e.g. the best way to bake bread (yes, really - how to bake bread!) and how to fix a chariot wheel (whaat? yeah what!).
They were a place of refuge for those seekig protction - such as runaway slaves, out-of-favour politicians etc. They were also repositories - like banks - where th…e cities accumulated their treasure unde the protection of the gods, normally inviolate storages.
Little is known about Homer - no one is certain of the time he was alive, etc, etc. But he was a poet, who wrote The Odyssey and Iliad - two of the most influential poems in …the world, which is agreed upon by almost every literary scholar in the world.
We have no accurate knowledge of whether Homer was an actual person and when and where he lived. A good guess is that he lived in the second half of the 8th Century BCE, a…nd one version calls him the Blind Poet of Halicarnassus, which would presume that was where he was,
because he was a major scientist that now 3 countries use today because of his findings.
The classics of a nation moulds the language, literature, culture, civilization and conduct of a people. Illiad and Odessey decided what Greece should be in later years. In th…is way, their author Homer is important to Greece.
Because he told to many porky pies to the whole world, it's not good kids. Not at all!
Homer lived around 700 BC, in the Archaic period in Greece
because he wrote the Iiad and Odyssey which were epic poems about the trojan war . :)
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It is supposed to be the period around the Trojan War - the 12th Century BCE, covering the early Achaean Greek civilisation. We have no real historical record of this peri…od, just the archeological evidence and the traditional (not historical) stories concocted by the bards who made a living providing the entertainment of the epic poems. However Homer's poetic stories - Iliad and Odyssey - cover a preiod well beyond that - with elements fron the 14th to the 8th Century BCE mixed up in the core stories.. The 12th Century covers the end of the Mycenaean civilisation - thereafter the Sea People and the Dorian Greeks moved into Greece, and the growing surplus populations in Greece (Ionians and Dorians) began to spread east and colonise the Aegean Islands and Asia Minor - a process which lasted for half a millennium and extended west to the Western Mediterranean (Sicily, Italy, North Africa etc).
He is showing a mix - on one hand he has the kings and aristocratsas top dog, reflecting the tradition of the bards who passed thestory orally down from the 12th Century BCE, …but there is also thelater influence, in the segment where Odysseus and co-conspiratorsay that they must make a quick fix before the lower class get tohear about it and call an assembly meeting - obviously thisreflects the later era where the people controlled the greatwarriors they employed to protect their city-state.