The Odyssey. By Homer (The Bard). Homer. Homer – Great Greek poet, possibly blind, The Iliad and The Odyssey are credited to him. It is believed that he lived in the 7 th or 8 th century B.C. He had a massive influence on the history of literature. The Iliad.
By Homer (The Bard)
The Iliad is an epic about the Trojan War. Odysseus fought in the war, which lasted for 10 years. The Odyssey begins as Odysseus leaves for home. It is still debated if the Trojan War was a historical event or not.
wife and newborn son to fight in the Trojan
war. Initially, he tried to avoid going to the war, but he ended up playing an important role. He was also known by the Roman name Ulysseus. Keep in mind that Greece was divided into many city-states at the time. Therefore, there were many Kings within the country.