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Famous People In Literature

Homer (#103)

Homer was considered the greatest authority on poetry, morals, religion, and philosophy in his day. Later, he has been considered the founder of classical and European literature. However, it is argued even now whether there actually was a legendary ancient Greek poet named Homer let alone if he is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. [7 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Their titles include novelist, playwright, poet and essayist. But they are also known as social activist, pacifist, reformer, human rights activist and humorist. Famous People in Literature examines literary giants who left a legacy of works that remain required reading in the classroom. Their writings were often a vivid depiction of everyday life and attitudes of the era. Each program in the series explores the most historic developments, significant contributions, important benchmarks and major turning points during these incredible lives.

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