Odyssey's Ideal Hero

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It is unknown if Homer was real or just a myth, but the work written under his name has left an everlasting mark on literature today. The “man” behind the work, was born between the 12th and 8th centuries BC possibly on the the coast of Asia Minor. Homer is most famous for his poems, “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” which later influenced the western idea of a hero. Little to no information is known about the author except that when and where he was born and how he looked like. Because of the description of Demodokos in “The Odyssey”, it is thought that he was a “blind poet” with curly hair and a thick beard. Today, there are many sculptures based off of the description given about Homer and is found in a British museum.
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