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  The Homer Homepage
Homeric Questions, Part II: Homer Nodding Discusses the contributions of Parry and Lord to the theory of oral composition.
A Papyrus Fragment of Iliad 22, 111-149 from Duke University
A Roman mosaic of Homer and Calliope from the Vichten Mosaic; essay by J-Cl. Muller, University of Toronto.
www.gpc.edu /~shale/humanities/literature/world_literature/homer.html   (751 words)

  Homer - LoveToKnow 1911
The contention for Homer, in short, began at a time when his real history was lost, and he had become a sort of mythical figure, an " eponymous hero," or personification of a great school of poetry.
The earliest mention of the name of Homer is found in a fragment of the philosopher Xenophanes (of the 6th century B.e., or possibly earlier), who complains of the false notions implanted through the teaching of Homer.
Priesthood in Homer is found in the case of particular temples, where an officer is naturally wanted to take charge of the sacred inclosure and the sacrifices offered within it.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Homer   (17074 words)

 Homer - Books and Biography
It is probable that Homer's name was applied to two distinct individuals differing in temperament and artistic accomplishment, born perhaps as much as a century apart, but practicing the same traditional craft of oral composition and recitation.
Although each became known as "Homer," it may be (as one ancient source asserts) that homros was a dialectical lonic word for a blind man and so came to be used generically of the old and often sightless wandering reciters of heroic legends in the traditional meter of unrhymed dactylic hexameters.
The two epics ascribed to Homer, however, have been as highly prized in modern as in ancient times for their marvelous vividness of expression, their keenness of personal characterization, their unflagging interest, whether in narration of action or in animated dramatic dialogue.
www.readprint.com /author-47/-Homer   (1121 words)

 Homer - MSN Encarta
Homer, the name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics that have survived from Greek antiquity.
Linguistic and historical evidence, however, suggests that the poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor sometime in the 8th century bc.
Both of the epics attributed to Homer deal with legendary events that were believed to have occurred four centuries before their composition.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552842/Homer.html   (533 words)

 Homer - Crystalinks
The later historian Herodotus - fifth century BC - wrote that Homer was a Greek from Ionia on the west coast of Asia Minor.
Tradition depicts Homer as a blind minstrel wandering from place to place reciting poems that had come down to him from a very old oral tradition.
If so, it is possible that Homer used earlier writings to help him, or he could have dictated his poems to someone else because of his blindness or because he was illiterate.
www.crystalinks.com /homer.html   (376 words)

 Homer Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Homer (Greek Όμηρος;, Homeros) is the poet to whom tradition has attributed the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Homer did not write the Homeric Hymns; these are other poems in the style of Homer.
There may have been hundreds of lyric poets in Homer's day, who performed hundreds of versions of the epics, but only one of these was committed to writing and survived to this day.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/h/ho/homer.html   (571 words)

 Ancient Greek Civilizations
Homer's work is still considered a main staple to the literary library of any student, and in some regards, his work is used as historical evidence of the life within Bronze Age, or Mycenean Greece.
Little is known of who Homer actually was, and by and large, many sources dispute whether biographical information is actually important toward a scholarly understanding of his literary works.
What remains clear about Homer's work is that in the scheme of Ancient Greece, one cannot be free from his works, but at the same time, putting his work into a historical perspective remains largely a matter of debate.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/literature/homer.html   (886 words)

 Pull a Homer Close up @ OnlineReligion.com (Online Religion)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Homer uses the sound most famously when being pressed by Marge to assure her that he won't rashly buy Lisa a pony.
Homer calls in to work in "Homer the Heretic" to advise the plant he won't be coming in that day due to his observation of the Feast of Maximum Occupancy.
In the episode "Homer vs. Dignity," Marge suggests to Homer that they need to talk to a financial planner, which he mishears as "financial panther." This sparks a humorous daydream in which, after being informed that his account is overdrawn by a dollar, Homer tells his panther "Sheba" to attack the bank employee.
www.onlinereligion.com /encyclopedia/Pull_a_homer   (7623 words)

 Homer - Biography and Works
Homer was A Greek poet, to whom are attributed the great epics, the Iliad, the story of the siege of Troy, and the Odyssey, the tale of Ulysses's wanderings.
Arguments have long raged over whether his works are in fact by the same hand, or have their origins in the lays of Homer and his followers (Homeridae), and there seems little doubt that the works were originally based on current ballads which were much modified and extended.
The poet Homer is a bit of a riddle himself: tradition holds that he was blind, and various Greek cities claim to be his birthplace, but otherwise there is not much we know for sure about the man (or woman, as some scholars have claimed!) who wrote the Iliad and the Odyssee.
www.online-literature.com /homer   (438 words)

 Homer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The “Homeric question” was the great dispute of scholarship in the 19th cent.
The study of Homer was required of all Greek students in antiquity, and his heroes were worshiped in many parts of Greece.
The Homeric Hymns were falsely attributed to Homer.
www.bartleby.com /65/ho/Homer.html   (808 words)

 Winslow Homer
"The Homer sesquicentennial (he was born in 1836 and died in 1910) is being celebrated with "Winslow Homer Watercolors," organized by Helen Cooper at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Her catalogue is a landmark in Homer studies.
It puts Homer in his true relationship to illustration, to other American art and to the European and English examples he followed, from Ruskin to Millet; its vivacity of argument matches that of the paintings.
Homer had great powers of visual analysis; he could hardly look at a scene without breaking it down and resolving it as structure, and some of his paintings of the Adirondack woods, with their complicated shuttle of vertical trunks against a fluid background of deep autumnal shade, are demonstration pieces of sinewy design.
www.artchive.com /artchive/H/homer.html   (1201 words)

 Island of Freedom - Homer
Homer was the major figure of ancient Greek literature and the author of the earliest and finest epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Homer writes nothing of himself in his poems, but similes in the Iliad and the Odyssey frequently make reference to the humble lives of farmers and artisans, so it is sometimes conjectured that Homer was of this class.
For the later epic poets of Western literature, Homer was the greatest influence (even when, as in the case of Italian poet Dante Alighieri, the poets did not know the works of Homer directly).
www.island-of-freedom.com /HOMER.HTM   (1252 words)

 Homer - History for Kids!
When Homer was born, the Greeks had just recently learned how to use the alphabet from the Phoenicians.
Homer used the alphabet to write down two long epic poems called the Iliad and the Odyssey.
The Iliad of Homer (Oxford Myths and Legends), by Barbara Leonie Picard.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/literature/homer.htm   (414 words)

 Homer travel guide - Wikitravel
Homer is on the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska.
There isn't a public transportation system to speak of in Homer so your options come down to walking, riding a bike, hitching a lift or renting a car.
The hostel is located in a historic house with bunks that are a bit wobbly but perfectly fine, however upstairs has a large glass window that lets lots of light in during sunrise (in late spring, summer, early autumn) so if you aren't an early riser get a bunk downstairs.
wikitravel.org /en/Homer   (451 words)

Since the Greeks regarded the Trojan War as the defining moment in the establishment of "Greek character," they were obsessed about the events of that great war and told them repeatedly with great variety; as the Greek idea of cultural identity changed, so did their stories about the Trojan War.
Many classicists believe that the two surviving Homeric epics (probably the only Homeric epics) were in fact composed by several individuals; in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, most classicists accept the overall Greek idea of a single author.
Dying without fame (akleos) is generally considered a disaster, and the warriors of the Homeric epics commit the most outrageous deeds to avoid dying in obscurity or infamy (witness Odysseus's absurd insistence on telling Polyphemos his name even though this will bring disaster on him and his men in the Polyphemos episode).
www.wsu.edu /~dee/MINOA/HOMER.HTM   (1650 words)

 Homer and Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Homer, Alaska, is as far west as you can go on the North American road system.
Set near the western end of the Kenai Peninsula, Homer is about 230 miles by road from Anchorage (but only 20 minutes by air).
The Pratt Museum in downtown Homer, with its collection of artwork, Native artifacts and aquariums, is also worth a visit.
www.alaska.net /~design/scenes/kachemak/kachemak.html   (380 words)

 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Homer
Little is known about the life of Homer; the author credited with composing The Iliad and The Odyssey, and arguably the greatest poet of the ancient world.
What is undeniable is that the works of Homer proved to be the most influential not merely for the poets of ancient times but also for the later epic poets of Western literature.
Indeed, some scholars believe the name "Homer" was actually a commonly used term for blind men who wandered the countryside reciting epic poetry.
www.poets.org /poet.php/prmPID/288   (379 words)

 Homer, Greece, ancient history
This is called The Homeric Question and there has been suggestions that he was really a group of people under the name Homer, which in Greek means witness, or that he was a woman or that he actually was a blind man by that name.
Nevertheless, Homer works were major sources of inspiration and widely quoted in the ancient world.
It is believed that Homer lived sometime during the 9th or 8th century BC and the Iliad and the Odyssey are considered the oldest books of western civilization.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/homer.htm   (186 words)

 About Homer
In addition to the downtown area of Homer, a unique attraction is the Homer Spit, a long, narrow finger of land jutting 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay.
Homer offers all the amenities of a small, first class city, including a hospital, medical clinics, pharmacies, police and fire departments, and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter for safety at sea.
In the 1800s, homesteaders and coal miners made up the area's population and Homer became a booming 'company town until the demand for coal diminished in the early 1900s.
www.homeralaska.org /about.htm   (727 words)

 Homer Alaska links. Alaskan halibut & salmon fishing, lodging, tours, bed and breakfasts and more in Homer, Seward, ...
Salmon and halibut fishing charters in Homer, Alaska on a 32'catamaran.
Lodging in 2 cozy cabins in Homer Alaska.
Bed and breakfast lodging in Homer AK with an Alaskan/Victorian atmosphere.
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 Amazon.com: The Iliad (Penguin Classics): Books: Homer,Robert Fagles,Bernard Knox   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But Homer's Greek was chanted, and the set passages were like refrains in which listeners could, if they chose, join in as a chorus.
Especially noteworthy is Bernard Knox's long and fascinating Introduction, a masterpiece of literary criticism and scholarship which conveys Homer's grim attitude toward war, the interplay of divine and human will, and the ancient concepts of honor, courage, and virility in the face of the stark finality of death.
Homer Simpson was named after this guy but I believe that he has more insight into the subject matter than the original home boy they call Homer.
www.amazon.com /Iliad-Penguin-Classics-Homer/dp/0140445927   (1561 words)

 Claiborne Chamber of Commerce - Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
tep back in time to Homer, Louisiana where the pace and gentility of the South is evident in the well manicured lawns, stately antebellum homes and the fine, family oriented people.
he center of Homer is dominated by the beautiful Courthouse, seat of Claiborne Parish government since 1860 and one of the oldest public buildings in continuous use in the state.
The antebellum edifice is a classic example of Greek Revival architecture and is the symbol of the town and parish.
www.claiborneone.org /homer/coc   (325 words)

 HOMER - Analysis of micropower system options
HOMER is a computer model that simplifies the task of evaluating design options for both off-grid and grid-connected power systems for remote, stand-alone, and distributed generation (DG) applications.
HOMER's optimization and sensitivity analysis algorithms allow you to evaluate the economic and technical feasibility of a large number of technology options and to account for variation in technology costs and energy resource availability.
When you install HOMER, you automatically receive a free six-month license, which you can renew for free an unlimited number of times.
www.nrel.gov /homer   (168 words)

 Amazon.com: The Odyssey: Books: Homer,D. S. Carne-Ross,Robert Fitzgerald   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is for this reason that the majority of Homeric scholars believe he wrote the Odyssey first, THEN the Iliad.
The Odyssy, is a classic book written by Homer himself that stars the famous Hero Odysseus, his son Telemachus, and the goddess Athena.
Homer was a greek poet and aoidos that wrote both The Iliad and The Odyssey.
www.amazon.com /Odyssey-Homer/dp/0374525749   (1718 words)

 Mythography | The Greek Poet Homer
Scholars debated (and some still do) for decades about whether there was an actual man known as Homer, or if instead the pair of epic poems were composed over time, by a series of storytellers, and were eventually written down.
Although this is a fascinating issue, as it reveals that the Greeks were at one point a primarily oral society, the question itself is essentially moot.
In these works of Homer, relationships between mortals and immortals are established, and the very character and attributes of the gods and goddesses are codified.
www.loggia.com /myth/homer.html   (406 words)

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