Part of the problem is that Homer lived before a chronological dating system was in place.
The Olympic Games of classical Greece marked an epoch, with 776 BC as a starting point by which to measure out four-year periods for the event.
That fact, paired with frequent mentions of local phenomena such as strong winds blowing from the northwest from the direction of Thrace, suggests, scholars feel, a familiarity with that region that could only mean Homer came from there.
The dialect helps narrow down his lifespan by coinciding it with the development and usage of language in general, but , a blind poet/minstrel called Demodokos.
Information varies concerning the construction date of the magnificent church to house the Hosios Loukas relics.
Moreover, little is known about the time when the rest of the monastic complex was built.
In short, it is difficult to give someone a birth date when he was born before there was a calendar.
Once again, the exact location of Homer’s birth cannot be pinpointed, although that doesn't stop scholars from trying.
is an enigma insofar as actual facts of his life go.
Some scholars believe him to be one man; others think these iconic stories were created by a group.
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