On of the
oldest literate documents in Greek are the "Elias" and "Odyssey".
They are written around 8 hundred BC and they are the result of a form
of oral poetry that went on for many many years from mouth to mouth. It
became something like the holy script of the Greeks and a lot of the
mythological stories about the gods, the city borders and the well known
hero's were out of these scripts.
is about the last years of the Trojan war, while the "Odyssey" is about
the return of Odysseus from Trojan to Ithaca and the adventures which
happened to him during this time.
said, that they are composed by the most famous ancient Greek poet
Homer, who taught on the island of Chios. But there are many
doubts, not just because of the many stylistic differences of both
works. With the time many things were added, many things adapted to the
actual time, and inappropriate things were just taken out.
why you can assume that the two documents have more than one composer.
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