in 1917, ascribing an emotional life to the writer. Countless attempts to recreate the life and personality of the author from the content of his epic poems have occupied writers for centuries.Homer's two epic poems have become archetypal road maps in world mythology.
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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.
A variation on the group idea stems from the fact that storytelling was an oral tradition and Homer compiled the stories, then recited them to memory.
Homer’s style, whoever he was, falls more in the category of minstrel poet or balladeer, as opposed to a cultivated poet who is the product of a fervent literary moment, such as a Virgil or a Shakespeare.
The stories provide an important insight into early human society, and illustrate, in some aspects, how little has changed.
Even if itself seems unfamiliar, the story of the siege of Troy, the Trojan War and Paris’ kidnapping of Helen, the world’s most beautiful woman, are all familiar characters or scenarios.
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.
A long disquisition on how Demodokos was welcomed into a gathering and regaled the audience with music and epic tales of conflict and heroes to much praise has been interpreted as Homer’s hint as to what his own life was like.