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Homer (; Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος [hómɛːros], Hómēros; born c. 8th century BC) was a Greek poet who is credited as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are foundational works of ancient Greek literature. Homer is considered one of the most revered and influential authors in history.Homer's Iliad centers on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles during the last year of the Trojan War. The Odyssey chronicles the ten-year journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, back to his home after the fall of Troy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Homer has received more than 8,680,083 page views. His biography is available in 182 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 176 in 2019). Homer is the most popular writer (up from 3rd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Greece (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Greek Writer.

Homer is most famous for his epic poem, The Odyssey.

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  • 8.7M

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  • 91.42

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  • 182

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 19.06

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Homer ranks 1 out of 5,755After him are William Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fyodor Dostoevsky, J. R. R. Tolkien, Hans Christian Andersen, Voltaire, Edgar Allan Poe, Sophocles, Leo Tolstoy, and Franz Kafka.

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Among people born in 800 BC, Homer ranks 1After him are Hesiod, Isaiah, Lycurgus of Sparta, Amos, Hezekiah, Manasseh of Judah, Esarhaddon, Hoshea, Achaemenes, Jotham of Judah, and Titus Tatius. Among people deceased in 750 BC, Homer ranks 1After him is Nicander of Sparta.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Homer ranks 5 out of 936Before him are Aristotle (-384), Plato (-427), Alexander the Great (-356), and Socrates (-470). After him are Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Sophocles (-497), Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), and Pericles (-494).

Among WRITERS In Greece

Among writers born in Greece, Homer ranks 1After him are Sophocles (-497), Aeschylus (-525), Aristophanes (-448), Euripides (-480), Sappho (-630), Pindar (-517), Menander (-342), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Archilochus (-680), and Simonides of Ceos (-556).