Homer is credited with composing the epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." These two poems have had a significant impact on Western culture and society, and Homer is considered one of the most important poets of the ancient world.
"The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" were passed down by oral tradition for centuries before being composed in poetic form. Many scholars believe that Homer was merely the first to memorize the stories of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" and write them down. Homer is speculated to have lived anywhere between 750 B.C. and 1200 B.C. Very few other details are known about his life.