Who Wrote the "Odyssey" and the "Iliad"?
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The paper questions whether the "Odyssey", the second volume of Homer's work about the Trojan War, was written by a woman. This paper examines the question of the authorship of the "Odyssey", and the "Iliad", by citing examples from the latter, and analyzes if they show thinking and assumptions which might be more likely to come from a woman. Finally, the paper concludes that Homer, whoever he or she was, or they were, gave us something to think about.
From the Paper:"Was the Odyssey, the second volume of Homer's work about the Trojan War, written by a woman? The basic assumption behind this debate lies in the fact that historians know virtually nothing about Homer, the assumed author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey". What little we know comes from Greek writers several centuries later. Homer is described as a blind poet, or singer, one of a group that traveled around ancient Greece reciting long narrative poetry. Even here, "Homer" is sometimes considered a convenient..."
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