Who was Homer?
This section deals with one of the very
important questions that make-up a large part of what we call the
Homeric Question. Who Homer was is an an extremely important thing to
think about, and the fact is that no one has any solid theory on what
the answer to this question might be! There are, however, many
historians, literary figures, and others who have stated beliefs and
theories as to who Homer really was and where he lived. We will only
relate to you on this occasion two stories that try to pinpoint the
identity of this clandestine poet. There is one school of thought,
perhaps originally stated by one person and now believed by a small
group of people, that the true identity of Homer lies within
Nausicca, whom lives with her father King Alcinous and mother Queen
Arete on the island of Scheria! Another, and perhaps humoring
hypothesis is that of a British scholar who suggestedthat if Homers name
were spelled backwards, in Hebrew, it would be just another form of
Solomon; thus the scholar attributed the poems to the Hebrew King!
Whatever your opinion of the identity of Homer, you can only know one
thing, and that is nothing!
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