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Homer DeVos - T'word A Better World: Homer DeVos, The Poetic Plumber Narrates From Memory The Rubáiyát And Selected Poems Album
Homer DeVos - T'word A Better World: Homer DeVos, The Poetic Plumber Narrates From Memory The Rubáiyát And Selected Poems Album
Performer: Homer DeVos
Title: T'word A Better World: Homer DeVos, The Poetic Plumber Narrates From Memory The Rubáiyát And Selected Poems
Label: Century Records
Country: US
Style: Poetry
Cat: 40315
Rating: 4.5/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2447 mb | MP3 size: 1956 mb | WMA size: 1200 mb
Genre: Sounds
Tracklist

1Selected Poems19:52
2The Rubáiyát19:31

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): 13V40315-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): 13V40315-2

Album

Homer poems, quotations and biography on Homer poet page. Read all poems of Homer and infos about Homer. In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature. When he lived is controversial. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before Herodotus' own time, which would place him at around 850 BC while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the. Not much is known about Homer, or if he even existed, but he is culturally conjured as a blind Greek oral poet who lived in either 9th or 8th century BCE and is considered to be the author of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. Whether these two books were written by one genius or the product of many bards contributing to and reworking an oral tradition over generations, the Iliad and the Odyssey are considered two of the most influential works in the history of Western Civilization. For many, Homer is the beginning of poetry and one of the literary gods who set the standard for the future of literature. Not much is known about when he was born or whether he in fact existed at all, but the general thought is that around 850 BC, Homer was writing his epic poems. Many epic poems have been attributed to Homer, including the most well-known Iliad and Odyssey. These usually refer to a body of work that was produced between 6th and 5th centuries BC and number among them The Little Iliad, the Theban poems and the Margites that come under the literary umbrella of The Epic Cycle. Homer is the presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. Homer was probably one of the first generation of authors who were also literate, as the Greek alphabet was introduced in the early 8th Century BCE, and the language used in his epic poems is an archaic version of Ionic Greek, with admixtures from certain other dialects such as Aeolic Greek. However, it is by no means certain that Homer himself if in fact such a man ever really existed actually wrote down the verses. The Iliad was part of a group of ancient poems known as the Epic Cycle , most of which are now lost to us, which dealt with the history of the Trojan War and the events surr. Carol Rumens: If only we could all learn the spirit of Edward FitzGerald's wonderfully unfaithful translation. Scruffy, eccentric, a bit of recluse and very rich, he was drawn to younger men, and it was from one of these, Edward Cowell, he. Homer, presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He is one of the most influential authors of all time, for the two epics provided the basis of Greek education and culture throughout the Classical age and formed the backbone of humane education down to the time of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity. Regius Professor Emeritus of Greek, University of Cambridge. Author of The Songs of Homer and others. See Article History. Homer, flourished 9th or 8th century bce, Ionia , presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Top Questions. Why is Homer significant . Who is homer A basic level guide to some of the best known and loved works of prose, poetry and drama from ancient Greece Works of homer. He was a poetic pioneer who stood at a pivotal point in the evolution of Greek society from pre-literate to literate, from a centuries old bardic tradition of oral verse to the then new technique of alphabetic writing. The characterization of Homer as a blind bard by some historians is partly due to translations of the Greek homêros , meaning hostage or he who is forced to follow , or, in some dialects, blind. These are classics that lend themselves to memory, being short often in form, or at least metrical always rhythmic and delightful. Most readers will find old favorites and new gems here. It is a fine collectionfor browsing, for reading, and for committing to memory. Louis McKee, Painted Bride Arts Ctr. Philadelphia Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Homer was the first fruit of her juvenile frailty, and received the name of Melesigenes, from having been born near the river Meles, in Boeotia, whither Critheis had been transported in order to save her reputation. At this time, continues our narrative, there lived at Smyrna a man named Phemius, a teacher of literature and music, who, not being married, engaged Critheis to manage his household, and spin the flax he received as the price of his scholastic labours