Homer, The Greek, not the Simpson.
By: Drake Sandman, Matt Collins
Homer was a famous (and blind) poet and author from Ancient Greece. He was born sometime between 750 BC all the way back to 1200 BC. The exact location of his birth is unknown, but it is almost certainly the cost of Asia Minor or the island of Chois. He wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey, its semi-sequel. Although no one really knew who Homer was, his work is widely known and referenced.
The Iliad is an Ancient Greek epic poem about the Trojan War and the ten-year siege of the city of Troy.
This is in part the sequel to the Iliad, in which the hero, Odysseus, is attempting to get home. But he must go through a bunch of trials because some of the gods are angry with him.
Dactylic hexameter is the form of poetry in which Homer wrote the Odyssey and the Iliad. Most of his work is translated, but a lot of times it is improvised.
When people think of epic poetry, they typically think of the Greek poet Homer. Homer gave us one of the earliest renditions of epic poetry we have today. His poetry is still widely referenced today, in such stories as The Hobbit, Star Wars, etc. He set the stage for all epic poets after him. His books are still being used to teach about epic poetry at least 2800 years after he wrote it.