Life Of A Bard

Mar 26, 2013

The Iliad  and The Odyssey are two highly influential Greek epic poems dating from the 8th century which are attributed to the bard, Homer. 

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However, during that period, many people didn’t know how to read, and cultured men would go around telling stories by singing and playing instruments, so Homer just wrote them down.  But it’s interesting that the actual vehicle for the poems’ origin was music.