Mark Cartwright
published on 24 May 2013

A 1st century CE portrait of the Greek blind poet Homer, celebrated author of the Iliad and Odyssey. This bust is based on a 5th century BCE original but even that was an idealised representation as no contemporary portrait existed. (Vatican Museums, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, May 24). Homer. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1244/homer/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Homer." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 24, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1244/homer/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Homer." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 May 2013. Web. 03 Jul 2022.