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HOMER AND THE ILIAD HOMER AND THE ILIAD Who was Homer and why is he important?
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Who was Heinrich Schliemann and why was he important ? In 1871, a German im- migrant to the United States, Heinrich Schliemann , fulfilled a life-long dream of finding the long-lost ancient city of Troy .
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Most people had believed for centuries that Troy never really existed. Little Hein- rich believed that it did. He grew up, became a wealthy businessman in the United States, went to Greece, and married a Greek woman.
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Schliemann financed an archeological “dig” where he thought Troy should be. Six levels down, he believed he had found Homeric Troy. It was one level deeper, but he had found it nonetheless.
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Homer , ca. 800 B.C.E., if he really lived, may have been a blind poet living on the island of Chios, in the eastern Aegean.
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By the end of the Trojan War (1194-1184 B.C.E.) epic poetry was already being com- osed (but not written down) about the war. Homer, if he really existed, was one of many poets who contributed to this body of work.
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arrange or perhaps edit several books. “Homer” may also possibly be a “code
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUMANITIES hum2271 taught by Professor Richards during the Spring '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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Homer - HOMER AND THE ILIAD Who was Homer and why is he...

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