Writer's Block: Homer
Writer's Blocks are handmade odes to history's greatest writers and figures. Each solid wood block features the works of a particular individual. They make perfect decorations for any literary bookshelf, desk, dresser, or table!
Homer is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek states. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnonand the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.
The Homeric Question—concerning by whom, when, where and under what circumstances the Iliad and Odyssey were composed—continues to be debated. Broadly speaking, modern scholarly opinion falls into two groups. One holds that most of the Iliad and (according to some) the Odyssey are the works of a single poet of genius. The other considers the Homeric poems to be the result of a process of working and re-working by many contributors, and that "Homer" is best seen as a label for an entire tradition.
From antiquity until the present day, the influence of the Homeric epics on Western civilization has been great, inspiring many of its most famous works of literature, music, art and film.
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- The list price includes (1) block.
- Turnaround Time: Each item is made to order, and ships an average of 3–5 business days from the time of purchase.
REGULAR Writer's Block:
- Dimensions: 2” x 2” x 2”
- Volume: 8 cubic inches
- Weight: About 4 ounces
JUMBO Writer's Block
- Dimensions: 3” x 3” x 3”
- Volume: 27 cubic inches
- Weight: About 10 ounces
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Writer's Block Display Stand
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