FROM THE PUBLISHER
This Book Is In French.
We know very little about the author of The Odyssey and its companion tale, The
Iliad. Most scholars agree that Homer was Greek; those who try to identify his
origin on the basis of dialect forms in the poems tend to choose as his homeland
either Smyrna, now the Turkish city known as Izmir, or Chios, an island in the
eastern Aegean Sea.
According to legend, Homer was blind, though scholarly evidence can neither
confirm nor contradict the point.
The ongoing debate about who Homer was, when he lived, and even if he wrote The