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Why did Homer write his epic poem?

Homer was a rhapsode (Greek poet-singer)--it was his job to create renditions of traditional stories, just as it was the job of the Medieval and Renaissance bards to sing tales. Homer's epics were originally an oral tradition dating years before… Full Answer

Where did Homer study?

Homer did not 'study' in the sense that we think of it - he may have learnt his trade as an apprentice. He was a rhapsode (bard), famous for his performances in the late 8th Century BCE, who sang the… Full Answer