Homer's Iliad describes the final year of the Trojan War, a legendary conflict between an alliance of Greek cities...
Lekythos, Odysseus & Polyphemus
Oil, especially olive oil, is stored in a specialized Greek pottery; lekythos (pleural, lekythoi). Many lekythoi were...
Literature (from the Latin Littera meaning 'letters’ and referring to an acquaintance with the written word...
Famed for his courage, intelligence, and leadership, Odysseus (Roman name: Ulysses) was one of the great pan-Hellenic heroes...
Odysseus and the Sirens
An Attic red-figure stamnos from Vulci c. 480-450 BCE depicting the myth of Odysseus tied to his ship's mast in order...
Homer's Odyssey is an epic poem written in the 8th century BCE which describes the long voyage home of the Greek...
Oenone (her name comes from the Greek word oinos, for 'wine’) was a Greek nymph and daughter of the river...
Portrait of Homer
Marble portrait bust of the blind poet Homer with Greek letters carved on each side, Antonine copy (2nd century CE...
The Apotheosis of Homer
Marble relief depicting the Apotheosis (elevation to divine status) of the poet Homer with Zeus, Apollo and the Muses...
The Chicago Homer
A digital version of Homer's works (and more), in English and Ancient Greek side by side.