BookSpot
      Back to Home

What
to Read
Bestsellers
Book Awards
Book Reviews
Online Books
First Chapters
Reading Lists

Genre Corner
Children's Books
Comic Books
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Where to Buy
Compare Prices
Book Stores
Antique Books
Audio Books
Technical Books
Textbooks
Used Books

Behind the Books
Authors
Publishers
Literary Crit.
Discussion Grps.
Podcasts
Book Assns.
Book Events
Book Facts
Book News
Lit Magazines
For Writers
Literacy

BookSpot
About This Site


Back to Home Page




 
s
s
s
Search BookSpot or Google |   Great Must-See sites   |   Read Articles and Lists | Find answers | Did you know?  
s



Homer

Homer receives honors for the epic task of recording most of Greek mythology. A major figure in the literary traditions of today, this poet probably lived before the eighth century B.C., according to scholars. His major works, "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," record the adventures of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines and other mortals of ancient times.

Controversy surrounds the life of Homer, who some say may not have actually written the epic poems at all. Most agree that the blinded storyteller wrote from a series of oral tales that were part of the cultural history of ancient Greece. The results are rich, musical texts that inspired writers from William Shakespeare to James Joyce.




While some argue that the composer of "The Iliad," the story of Achilles, was not the same as the individual who penned "The Odyssey," the story of Odysseus, Homer is the poet with all the fame.

Discover these works and the controversy surrounding them at the following sites:

  • The Homer Homepage
    Offers links to e-texts, criticisms, discussion boards, images and maps. Be sure to click on the miscellaneous details for Homeric allusions in the music of Steely Dan, the film 2001 and more.

  • Homer's Iliad
    Dedicated to the full text of all 26 books, translated by Samuel Butler.

  • Homer's Odyssey
    Also offers full texts in epic proportions

  • Homer (Simpson)'s Odyssey
    Who would have guessed the great poet would inspire cartoonists? Check out this script, written by Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky and directed by Wesley Archer, for the classic Simpson's episode available online.

  • The Great Homer Nodding
    Did Homer really write those poems? When were they written? And why were there so many inconsistencies? This article examines these questions and many more. Hear what scholars and cynics have to say about the great Homeric mystery.




   --- Nicole E. Magistro

 
 Advertisement


More to Explore

BookSpot
Book Reviews
Articles
Book Awards
Questions & Answers
Lists
Authors
Genres

Genres
Children's Books
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
Science Fiction

Related Spots
CinemaSpot.com
HomeworkSpot.com
LibrarySpot.com

Back to Home Page




s
s
Find more useful resources in popular areas of the StartSpot Network...
s
Today's Headlines
Film Festivals
Online Museums
State Government
Online College
Genealogy How-To
Find a University Science Fair Ideas
Bargain Travel
Dictionaries
Libraries
White Pages

s

© 1997-2014, StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc.
Advertising Information | Privacy Policy