Homer, ῞Ομηρος, is the name the ancient Greeks assigned to the authorship of the Iliad, the Odyssey and many other works as well. I will not recount the arguments of the Homeric question here. As a matter of convenience, I will simply call the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey "Homer."
- The Shield of Achilles, Iliad 18.478-608, by Nicholas Swift. (October 17 2005)