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"A decent boldness ever meets with friends." -- Homer
Homer (Ancient Greek: , Hóm?ros)in classical tradition is the ancient Greek epic poet, author of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Homeric Hymns and other works.Homer's epics stand at the beginning of the western canon of literature, exerting enormous influence on the history of fiction and literature in general.

The date of Homer's existence was controversial in antiquity and is no less so today. Herodotus said that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BC; but other ancient sources gave dates much closer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, perhaps from 1194 to 1184 BC.

For modern scholarship, "the date of Homer" refers to the date of the poems' conception as much as to the lifetime of an individual. The scholarly consensus is that "the Iliad and the Odyssey date from the extreme end of the 9th century BC or from the 8th, the Iliad being anterior to the Odyssey, perhaps by some decades," i.e. somewhat earlier than Hesiod, and that the Iliad is the oldest work of Western literature. Over the past few decades, some scholars have argued for a 7th-century date. Those who believe that the Homeric poems developed gradually over a long period of time, however, generally give a later date for the poems: according to Gregory Nagy, they became fixed texts in only the 6th century.The question of the historicity of Homer himself is known as the "Homeric question": no reliable biographical information has been handed down from classical antiquity, and the poems themselves seem to represent the culmination of many centuries of oral story-telling and a well-developed formulaic system of poetic composition. According to Martin West, "Homer" is "not the name of a historical poet, but a fictitious or constructed name."

Alfred Heubeck states that the formative influence of the works of Homer in shaping and influencing the whole development of Greek culture was recognized by many Greeks themselves, who considered him to be their instructor.

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Total Books: 1530
The Odyssey
2020 - The Odyssey [The Norton Library] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780393417937
ISBN-10: 039341793X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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AllAction Classics The Odyssey
2020 - Allaction Classics the Odyssey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781454938156
ISBN-10: 1454938153
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Homer Iliad Book III
2019 - Homer Iliad Book III [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781107063013
ISBN-10: 1107063019
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Iliad  The Odyssey
2019 - The Iliad the Odyssey [Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition - Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781435167940
ISBN-10: 1435167945
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Iliad and the Odyssey Boxed Set
2019 - The Iliad and the Odyssey Boxed Set (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780520306653
ISBN-10: 0520306651
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Iliad
2018 - The Iliad (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781721244911
ISBN-10: 1721244913
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Odyssey A New Translation by Peter Green
2018 - The Odyssey a New Translation By Peter Green (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780520293632
ISBN-10: 0520293630
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Odyssey
2017 - The Odyssey (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781781399200
ISBN-10: 1781399204
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Iliad and the Odyssey
2017 - The Iliad and the Odyssey [Knickerbocker Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781631062469
ISBN-10: 1631062468
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Odyssey  Annotated
2016 - The Odyssey Annotated (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781541170742
ISBN-10: 1541170741
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Homer  The Iliad  The Odyssey
2016 - Homer the Iliad the Odyssey (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781541145979
ISBN-10: 1541145976
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Iliad of  Homer
2016 - The Iliad of Homer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781539415992
ISBN-10: 1539415996
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Iliad By Homer  Illustrated
2016 - Iliad By Homer Illustrated (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781537193960
ISBN-10: 1537193961
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Iliad of Homer Homer's Iliad
2016 - The Iliad of Homer Homer's Iliad (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781537085432
ISBN-10: 1537085433
Genre: Children's Books
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Odyssey
2015 - Odyssey (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781626864689
ISBN-10: 1626864683
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The Iliad and The Odyssey Illustrated Edition
2015 - The Iliad and the Odyssey Illustrated Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781518763861
ISBN-10: 1518763863
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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THE ILIAD and THE ODYSSEY by HOMER Unabridged edition in English prose
The Iliad A New Translation by Peter Green
2015 - The Iliad a New Translation By Peter Green (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780520281417
ISBN-10: 0520281411
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Circe and the Cyclops
2015 - Circe and the Cyclops (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141398617
ISBN-10: 0141398612
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The Odyssey of Homer
2015 - The Odyssey of Homer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781507773987
ISBN-10: 1507773986
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Iliad of Homer
2014 - The Iliad of Homer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781501064807
ISBN-10: 1501064800
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2014 - The Iliad Sparknotes Literature Guide [SparkNotes Literature Guide Series] (Paperback)
2014 - The Odyssey Sparknotes Literature Guide [SparkNotes Literature Guide Series] (Paperback)
2014 - Classic Starts the Iliad [Classic Starts Series] (Hardcover)
2013 - Homer Odyssey XIII and XIV [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics] (Paperback)
2012 - The IIliad/i [Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity] (Paperback)
2012 - Homer Iliad Book 22 [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics] (Hardcover)Paperback
2011 - Iliad [Collins Classics] (Paperback)
2011 - Iliad Odyssey [Leatherbound Classics] (Other)
2011 - Classic Starts the Odyssey [Classic Starts Series] (Hardcover)
2010 - Homer Odyssey XViixviii [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics] (Paperback)
2010 - Iliade [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - L'odissea Di Omero [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - L'odyse D'homere Volume 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homerou Ilias [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homeri Opera Omnia Volume 2 [Multilingual Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homre Odysse [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Die Homerische Ilias [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - L'iliade Volume 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Werke [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Ilias [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homers Odyssee [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - L'iliade D'homere [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Vermischte Schriften Volume 1 [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homeri Odyssea Volumes 12 [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - L'odysse D'homre [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Hmers Odysseifskvi [Icelandic Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homer's Werke Volume 2 [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Iliade Di Omero Volume 2 [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homer's Werke Die Ilias [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homeri Odyssea [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homeri Ilias Volume 1 [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homer's Odyssee Volumes 12 [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Ilonskvi IXii Kvia [Icelandic Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Opera Volume 1 [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - La Iliada De Homero Volume 1 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Odisseia Gomera [Russian Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - L'odyse D'homere Volume 3 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homeri Ilias Lib I [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homer's Werke Volume 1 [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Homers Werke Volume 2 [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Homers Werke Volume 1 [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Hymni Homerici [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Das Alte Lied Vom Zorne Achills Aus Der Ilias [Urmenis - German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Omero E L'et Micenea [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Odyssee [German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homeri Ilias Volume 2 [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Etudes Antiques [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homeri Ilias Et Odyssea [Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - L'iliade Et L'odysse [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - La Clef D'homre [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homer's Iliad [Books I., Vi., Xxii., Xxiv.] (Paperback)
2010 - Odyssea Volume 2 [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Dasz Elfte Lied Vom Zorne Des Achilleus [! - German Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Homer and the Iliad [Volume 3] (Paperback)
2009 - Garnett Richard [1835-1906] (Paperback)
2009 - La Vlyxea De Homero [1540 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Iliad Odyssey and Aeneid Box Set [Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio] (Paperback)
 
2009 - Homeri Poetarum Omnium Principis Ilias [1541 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Homers Odussee [1781 - German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - L'odyssee D'homere V2 [1771 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Iliad I (Paperback)
2009 - Odysseus the Hero of Ithaca [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2009 - Gnomologia Duplici Parallelismo Illustrata [1660 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Iliados Book 1 [1686 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Homers Odyssee IXii Gesang [1806 - German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - De Ilias Van Homerus [1721 - Dutch Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Odissea Di Omero V12 [1829 - Italian Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - The Odyssey V3 [1725] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Iliad the Story of Achilles [Library Edition] (Audio Cassette)
2009 - Odyssey the Story of Odysseus [Library Edition] (Audio Cassette)Audio CD
2009 - The Anger of Achilles the Iliad [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)
 
2009 - Homeri Ilias Graece Et Latine V2 [1740 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Homere Odyssee [1893 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Homeri Ilias Lib 112 [1867 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Homeri Ilias Cum Brevi Annotatione [1834 - Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Homeric Studies [1868] (Paperback)
2009 - Hymnus Cereris Homericus [1869 - Greek Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - La Iliada / the Iliad [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - The Odyssey of Homer Volume I [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Homer Odysseaja [1846] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Sirens and Sea Monsters [Tales from the Odyssey] (Other)
2008 - The Oneeyed Giant [Tales from the Odyssey] (Other)
2008 - Chapman's Homeric Hymns and Other Homerica [Bollingen Series General] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Plar4the Odyssey for Pack [Penguin Longman Active Reading] (Paperback)
2007 - The Homeric Hymn to Demeter [Forgotten Books] (Paperback)
2007 - La Odisea / the Odyssey [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - Odisea/ Odyssey [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Iliada / Iliad [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - La Odisea/ the Odyssey [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - The Iliad [Enriched Classics] (Paperback)
2005 - Homer Iliad I [BCP Greek Texts] (Paperback)
2005 - Odisea / Odyssey [Clasicos Universales] (Paperback)
2004 - Cuentos Y Leyendas De La Iliada [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - La Iliada / the Iliada [Clasicos Universales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Odisea [the Odyssey] (Other)
2004 - The Iliad Complete and Unabridged [Collector's Library] (Hardcover)
2003 - La Iliada I /the Iliad [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - La Iliada II /the Iliad [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Griega Y Latina Carrascalejo De La Jara - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Stories From Odyssey [Penguin Joint Venture Readers] (Paperback)
2003 - Homer Iliad VI [BCP Greek Texts - Bk.6] (Paperback)
2003 - Stories From the Odyssey [Penguin Young Readers] (Paperback)
2002 - Homer Iliad III [BCP Greek Texts] (Paperback)
2002 - Homer's Odyssey [Cliffsnotes Audio] (Audio CD)
2002 - Epica Iliada Odisea Eneida [Biblioteca Clasica Gredos - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
1999 - La Iliada Y La Odisea [Estrella] (Hardcover)
1998 - The Iliad [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
1998 - The Adventures of Robin Hood [Classic Fables Legends] (Hardcover)
1998 - Odyssea [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana] (Paperback)Hardcover
1998 - La Iliada/ the Iliad [Basica De Bolsillo Akal/ Akal Pocket Basics - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - The Odyssey of Homer Books 1924 [cassettes and book - Odyssey of Homer, Bks. 19-24] (Audio Cassette)
1997 - The Trojan Horse [Comics-To-Color] (Paperback)
1997 - Odyssey Part 3 Books 1318 [6 Audio Tapes and Booklet] (Audio Cassette)
1996 - Iliad and Odyssey Gift Set [Penguin Classics] (Hardcover)
1996 - Homer in English [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)
1996 - Odyssey [Wishbone Classics Bk 2] (Paperback)
1996 - Homer's Iliad Bloom's Notes [Bloom's Notes] (Paperback)
1996 - The Odyssey Abridged Edition [Classic, HighBridge] (Audio Cassette)
1995 - Odyssey Books VIviii [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics - Bks. 6-8] (Hardcover)
1995 - The Odyssey Books VIviii [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics] (Paperback)
1994 - Odyssee Text [Lernmaterialien in griechischer Sprache] (Paperback)
1994 - Odyssee Wortkunde [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1994 - The Iliad [Booksense Audio Series Audio Cassett - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)
1993 - Odyssey [Barnes & Noble Classics] (Hardcover)
1992 - Homer Odyssey Books XIx and Xx [Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics] (Hardcover)Paperback
1992 - The Iliad [Classics on Cassette] (Audio Cassette)
1992 - Mythos Und Logos 4 Homer Odyssee [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1991 - Homer Odyssey I VI IX [Bryn Mawr Greek Commentaries] (Paperback)
1991 - Odyssey [Short Classics] (Paperback)
1991 - Ilias Kommentar [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1990 - Iliada (Hardcover)Paperback
1984 - Homer's the Iliad [Barron's Book Notes] (Paperback)
1984 - Homer's the Odyssey [Barron's Book Notes] (Paperback)Paperback
1984 - The Voyage of Odysseus [Tales from the Odyssey, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1984 - Odysseus and the Giants [Richardson, I. M. Tales from the Odyssey, 4,] (Paperback)
1984 - Odysseus and the Magic of Circe [Tales from the Odyssey, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1984 - Odysseus and the Great Challenge [Tales from the Odyssey, Bk 6] (Paperback)
1984 - The Wooden Horse [Tales from the Odyssey, 1] (Paperback)
1984 - The Return of Odysseus [Richardson, I. M. Tales from the Odyssey, 7.] (Other)
1984 - The Wooden Horse the Fall of Troy [Richardson, I. M. Tales from the Odyssey, 1.] (Other)
1981 - Iliad Bk11 [BCP Greek Texts] (Paperback)
1980 - Homer Odyssey IX [BCP Greek Texts] (Paperback)
1980 - Amazing Adventures of Ulysses [World Legends] (Paperback)
1975 - L'iliade [French Edition] (Paperback)
1974 - Odyssey Critical Edition [Norton Critical Edition] (Hardcover)
1968 - Iliad Bk 21 [Pitt Press - Bk. 21] (Paperback)
1925 - The Iliad II Books 1324 [The Loeb Classical Library 171] (Hardcover)
1924 - The Iliad I Books 112 [The Loeb Classical Library 170] (Hardcover)
1920 - Iliad Bk 23 [Bk. 23] (Hardcover)
1920 - Odyssey Books 6 7 Edwards [Cambridge Elementary Classics: Greek - Bks. 6 & 7] (Hardcover)
1919 - The Odyssey Books 112 [The Loeb Classical Library, No 104] (Hardcover)
1919 - The Odyssey Books 1324 [Loeb Classical Library, No 105] (Hardcover)
1919 - Odyssey Books XIIIxxiv [Odyssey, Bks. 13-24] (Hardcover)
The Cave of the Cyclops [Pocket Penguins 70's] (Paperback)
Return of King Odysseus [English Reader's Library] (Paperback)
The Odyssey Bksixii V 1 [Loeb Classical Library] (Paperback)
Odyssey Bksxiiixxiv V 2 [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
The Iliad Bksixii V 1 [Loeb Classical Library] (Hardcover)
Adventures of Odysseus [King's Treasury] (Hardcover)
Odisea/odyssey [Spanish Edition] (Other)Paperback
The Odyssey/cassette [Monarch Cassette Notes] (Hardcover)
Homer the Odyssey Part 1 [Loeb Classical Library, No. 104] (Hardcover)
The Odyssey [Unabridged Audiobook on 7 Cassettes] (Audio Cassette)
5pk the Iliad Sb Sc [Short Classics Set 1] (Paperback)
Iliade Odyssee [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Ulysses [A Heavy Metal book] (Paperback)
The Illiad [Cyber Classics] (Paperback)
L'odyssee [Classiques Garnier - French Edition] (Paperback)
Ulysse Le Heros De L'odyssee [Le Grandes Legendes en 100 images] (Hardcover)
Homers Ilias 2 Volume Set [Sammlung Wissenschaftlicher Commentare Swc - German Edition] (Hardcover)
Ilias Vol I Rhapsodiae IXii [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana] (Hardcover)Paperback
Ilias Prolegomena [Sammlung Wissenschaftlicher Commentare] (Hardcover)
Homers Ilias Gesamtkommentar Auf Der Grundlage Der Ausgabe Von [Sammlung Wissenschaftlicher Commentare - German Edition] (Hardcover)
Homers Ilias [German Edition] (Other)
Leyendas Para Nios [Colección Atlantida, Volume 2] (Hardcover)
Odyssey II By Homer Del Prado Miniature [The Miniature Classics Library] (Hardcover)
Odissea [Einaudi tascabili] (Other)
La Peste Y La Colera [Fondo 2000 Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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