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Homer: (approximately, since its existence is unknown, s.IX BC)

Homer, name traditionally assigned to the famous author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two great epics of Greek antiquity. Nothing is known of his person, and indeed some question whether it be these two works. However, linguistic and historical data available, suggest that the poems were written in the Greek settlements on thewest coast of Asia Minor, by the ninth century BC

The legends will appear as an old, blind, homeless and beggar

In addition to the Odyssey and the Iliad, attributed Hymns to the Gods, The Little Iliad and small poems and Margites Phocis.

CHARACTERS

Helena: The most beautiful woman in Greece, daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of King Tyndareus of Sparta. Her fatal beauty was the directcause of the Trojan War is the dispute between Paris and Menelaus.

PARIS: It's the boy who has to give the apple to ballast goddesses, this is represented in the painting "The Judgment of Paris".

Aphrodite is one of the goddesses who dispute the apple. This goddess also saves Paris when Menelaus is about to kill him.

Hera: Greek Goddess is jealous because Paris chose Aphrodite before herand not to drive a wedge in the Trojan War until the city is destroyed.

Athena: Greek goddess who was not chosen by Paris to hold the apple, this goddess is the defender of the Greek cities and in this battle is a strong supporter of the Greeks.

Odysseus: Warrior of the island of Ithaca who participated at the end of this war, is the main protagonist of the Odyssey, is known as the OdysseusAchilles: It appears the greatest warrior in the war, was an almost invincible warrior, his weakness was his heel.

Philoctetes: Great friend of Hercules, provides you with arrows that kills Paris.

Nestor: Great warrior who went to the Trojan War, though it was very old, participated significantly in the war.

Telemachus, Son of Ulysses great.

Tethys: The mother of Achilles. Legend hasit that a beautiful mermaid was persecuted by the gods Zeus and Poseidon.

Peleus: Achilles is the father and husband of Tethys, which was delivered, and Achilles was born of this union.

Zeus: Greek God representing the thunder. Homer shows him in all his works and shows him as a womanizer born both goddesses and mortals, regardless of sex. In Homer's works this god is represented as the godof justice and mercy.

Priam: King of Troy whom Achilles killed. Father of 50 children among which Hector and father of 50 daughters. In the Trojan War was already too old for war.

Hecuba: Woman of the king of Troy mother of 16 children among them Hector, Paris and Cassandra. After the war he was taken prisoner by the Greeks.

Penelope: Women of Odysseus and mother of Telemachus. Duringthe Trojan War kept hoping that her husband would return, is famous for the loom made.

Agamemnon: Head of the Greek forces during the Trojan War. It is one of the favorite characters Homer and that is the argument of many of the works of Homer.

Ajax: He fought in the Trojan War. After this, he committed the sacrilege of violating the temple of Athena entering dragged with Cassandra.Diomedes: One of the most notable fighters in the Trojan War. Thanks to the goddess Athena got hurt Hares and the goddess Aphrodite, which had influenced the war.

Idomeneo, King of Crete and grandson of King Minos. He was one of the suitors of Helen of Troy. He participated in the war valiantly.

Peleus: Husband and father of Thetis famous warrior Achilles.

Patroclus: Achilles' best friend. Afterleaving the battle Achilles was Patroclus who persuaded him to return and lead them to the troops.

Hephaestus: In mythology identified with the god of fire and metalworking. In most of the stories are only identified as son was, but so was Zeus. He is the husband of Aphrodite. Is presented as a lame and ugly god.

Apollo: Some tales depict Apollo as ruthless and cruel. According to the...
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