The Odyssey Greek , Od Sseia Is One Of Two Major Ancient Greek Epic Poems Attributed To Homer It Is, In Part, A Sequel To The Iliad, The Other Work Traditionally Ascribed To Homer The Poem Is Fundamental To The Modern Western Canon Indeed It Is The Second The Iliad Being The First Extant Work Of Western Literature It Was Probably Composed Near The End Of The Eighth Century BC, Somewhere In Ionia, The Then Greek Controlled Coastal Region Of What Is Now Turkey.The Poem Mainly Centers On The Greek Hero Odysseus Or Ulysses, As He Was Known In Roman Myths And His Long Journey Home Following The Fall Of Troy It Takes Odysseus Ten Years To Reach Ithaca After The Ten Year Trojan War In His Absence, It Is Assumed He Has Died, And His Wife Penelope And Son Telemachus Must Deal With A Group Of Unruly Suitors, The Mnesteres Greek Or Proci, Competing For Penelope S Hand In Marriage.It Continues To Be Read In Homeric Greek And Translated Into Modern Languages Around The World The Original Poem Was Composed In An Oral Tradition By An Aoidos, Perhaps A Rhapsode, And Was Intended To Be Sung Than Read The Details Of The Ancient Oral Performance, And The Story S Conversion To A Written Work Inspire Continual Debate Among Scholars The Odyssey Was Written In A Regionless Poetic Dialect Of Greek And Comprises 12,110 Lines Of Dactylic Hexameter Among The Most Impressive Elements Of The Text Are Its Strikingly Modern Non Linear Plot, And The Fact That Events Are Shown To Depend As Much On The Choices Made By Women And Serfs As On The Actions Of Fighting Men In The English Language As Well As Many Others, The Word Odyssey Has Come To Refer To An Epic Voyage.
is considered 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 BCE, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BCE Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE.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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