Homer's Contributions

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Homer's Contributions

Homer's Contributions

A line of the Iliad

Homer contributed two of the greatest Greek epics to civilization today. These two epics are the Iliad and the Odyssey.

[1] The wrath sing, goddess, of Peleus' son, Achilles, that destructive wrath which brought countless woes upon the Achaeans, and sent forth to Hades many valiant souls of heroes, and made them themselves spoil for dogs and every bird; thus the plan of Zeus came to fulfillment, [5] from the time when1 first they parted in strife Atreus' son, king of men, and brilliant Achilles.

The Iliad is the story of the Trojan war. The Odyssey is the story of a man named Odyssyus and his journey to get home.

Homer's selections of writings helped us today to further understand what ancient Greek culture was like when it wasn't ancient. It also led to the discovery of the city of Troy. Without Homer's writings we wouldn't have been able to learn more of out ancestors, have a good laugh, and discover new things.

Why is this important today?

What he contributed


[1] Tell me, O Muse, of the man of many devices, who wandered full many ways after he had sacked the sacred citadel of Troy. Many were the men whose cities he saw and whose mind he learned, aye, and many the woes he suffered in his heart upon the sea, [5] seeking to win his own life and the return of his comrades.

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