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Homer was an ancient Greek poet, traditionally believed to be the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two of the oldest and most influential works of Western literature.

Homer was born in the 9th century BC in Ionia, a region of Greece that is now part of Turkey.

Very little is known about Homer's life, and his existence is even disputed by some scholars.

However, the Iliad and the Odyssey are so widely considered to be masterpieces that Homer is generally regarded as one of the greatest poets of all time.

The Iliad tells the story of the Trojan War, while the Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus's journey home after the war.

Both poems are full of vivid descriptions of battle, adventure, and romance.

Homer's works have had a profound influence on Western culture, and they continue to be read and enjoyed by people all over the world.

Why so much grief for me? No man will hurl me down to Death, against my fate. And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you - it’s born with us the day that we are born.


How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!


[I]t is the wine that leads me on,the wild winethat sets the wisest man to singat the top of his lungs,laugh like a fool – it drives theman to dancing... it eventempts him to blurt out storiesbetter never told.


…There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.


Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.


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