Who is Homer?
Everything known about Homer is a blur. The author of The Odyssey and The Lliad is presumed to be the main educator of Greece in his time. In The Odyssey, a blind poet/minstrel named Demodoko was thought to be a character he wrote as a reflection. In the epic Demodoko was blind and had course curly hair with a matching beard. Many statues of him were made like this. Some would even say he was before his time.
The Trojan War
- Between the Greeks and the people of Troy
- Started when the prince of Troy Paris abducted Queen Helen of Sparta and refused to return her
- Menelaus, her husband, sent an expedition to retrieve her
- After 10 years it ended when the Greeks infiltrated and ambushed the city of Troy in a giant wooden horse, retrieving the queen