About the Author
Homer is believed to have been born sometime between the twelfth and eighth centuries BC. While the works of the Greek poet have had a significant influence on Western culture and literature, very little is known about the blind bard from Ionia. Some scholars allege that the epics The Iliad and The Odyssey were actually composed by groups of storytellers who worked in the oral tradition.
Regardless, the epics assigned to Homer have become the chief sources for world mythology, our understanding of early human society, and tales of life in ancient Greece.