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Performances of Greek epics customarily began with a hymn to a god or goddess - as Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days do. A collection of 33 such poems has come down to us from antiquity under the title Hymns of Homer. This volume contains, in addition to the hymns, fragments of five comic poems that were connected with Homer's name in or just after the Classical period ...more
Hardcover, Loeb #496, 467 pages
Published April 30th 2003 by Loeb Classical Library
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In the Western classical tradition, Homer (Greek: Όμηρος) is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.
When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time,
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