Where did Homer live?
resided and probably composed his works is another separate entity
that comprises a large part of our aforementioned Homeric Question. There are many theories and claims
made by scholars, historians, and literary heads as to the place of
Homers habitation, and they come also with an acquiescing to the
thought that Homer really was just one man.
Traditionally it is
said that Homer lived around the era of the Trojan War, in an Ionic
settlemen, such as Chios or Smyrna. While living here it is believed
by many that he made his living as a court singer and storyteller,
such as Phemius and Demodocus in the Odyssey.
The truth is,
just like virtually every other aspect of Homer's life, we know
absolutely nothing that can be considered conclusive. The best that
we can do in the realm of hypothesizing where Homer lived is by
inferring meaning, knowledge, and tacit inclinations in the texts he
is famous for.
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