answersLogoWhite

0

Why is Homer well known?

Updated: 8/19/2023
User Avatar

Wiki User

15y ago

Best Answer

Homer was famous because his two poems The Odyssey and Iliad were the most influential poems in the world and the two oldest surviving pieces of Greek literature. Most literary scholars agree that he was the main influence of the modern western canon, and everything written after his poems were published were based on or influenced by him.

Not only that, his poems and his writing style was so great that the Romans sought to make their own epics. Even Alexander the great walked around with a copy of the Iliad because it was packed full of useful advice, e.g. the best way to bake bread (yes, really - how to bake bread!) and how to fix a chariot wheel (whaat? yeah what!).

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

15y ago

Homer Simpson is famous for comedy. But the Homer you're talking about was a famous greek poet who wrote the Iliad and the Odessy, which were famous poems that tell of the Trojan War. The Trojan War was a war fought between Troy and the Achaeans

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why is Homer well known?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Who is more famous Homer Simpson or David Beckham?

Homer Simpson is currently more popular and well known than David Beckham so he wins


Five famous facts about the greek homer?

There is little known about Homer. Facts known include he was born between the 8th and 12 centuries B.C. Homer was a poet and credited with being the first person to write down The Iliad and The Odyssey. It is not known where he was born but it is believed it was somewhere on the coast of Asia Minor and his date of death is debated as well.


Who was called the homer of Rome?

Virgil known as "Homer of Rome". He also best known as author of Aeneid.


Where does Homer hickam live today?

Homer Hickam resides in Huntsville, Alabama. He used to work as an engineer at NASA, but is probably most well-known for his book, Rocket Boys: A Memoir.


What was Homer known as in the Japanese product?

Homer Simpson is known as "Homerun" in the Japanese version of "The Simpsons."


What does homer mean?

Homer was the author of the epics known as the Iliad and the Odyssey. The word homer can also be another term for home run in the game of Baseball.


Who is more famous Wonder Woman or Homer Simpson?

Wonder Woman is typically more well-known and recognized worldwide compared to Homer Simpson. Wonder Woman is a popular superhero from DC Comics and has been featured in various media, including movies, TV shows, and comic books, while Homer Simpson is a fictional character from the animated TV show "The Simpsons."


How much did Homer the poet get paid?

Nothing is known of Homer's life. Not even if he existed.


The earliest known Grecian epics were written by .?

whats the answer troy or homer


How old was Homer when he first told stories?

It is not known. Homer may not even have existed.


What is a legend that Ares go of war is involved in?

The most well known war in which Ares plays a part is told in Homer's Iliad.


What was another famous work by the author of The Odyssey?

Homer wrote "The Odyssey" , and also wrote another well-known work "The Illiad".