Quotes by Homer

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

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

"Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another."

"There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep."

"There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends."


Books by Homer

  • L'Odyssée
  • 896,170 ratings
  • April 15th 2015 by Larousse
  • L'Odyssee
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  • August 10th 2012 by Rarebooksclub.com

    (first published April 2nd 2010)

  • L'Odyssée
  • 896,170 ratings
  • December 8th 2015 by Ligaran
  • La Odisea
  • 896,170 ratings
  • November 10th 2018 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Homer

  • Born: Greece.

  • Description: In the Western classical tradition, Homer (Greek: Όμηρος) is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BCE, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BCE. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE.The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.