Homer, also referred to as Homer the divinely inspired, was the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of Greco-Roman literature.

  • The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek states. 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 journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.


Homer, much like Hesiod, was divinely inspired (meaning divinely possessed) and revealed a sacred frenzy of truth; revealing them in the form of myths, which are divine truths in riddles which stand beyond time itself, to humanity.