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Homer (fl. c.700 BC)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A061-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

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.

Citing this article:
Most, Glenn W.. Homer (fl. c.700 BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A061-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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