1000s BC

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Who was Homer? Active about 850 B.C., nothing is known of Homer apart from the Iliad and Odyssey.  Both are epic poems that define the Greek world view and set the pattern for all later Greek literature. The epics are poetical fiction rooted to some extent in historic fact. 

                                                                776 BC   

 First Olympic Games

                                                                        753 BC

Founding Of Rome

553 BC

Attic Tragedians

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