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Homer (fl. c.700 BC)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-A061-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A061-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Author of the Iliad and Odyssey, the Greek poet Homer is probably the earliest surviving, and certainly among the greatest, of European poets. Down to the Renaissance he was considered the source of all scientific and philosophical wisdom; and he still supplies fruitful material for philosophical discussion of moral issues.

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