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The birds in the Iliad help warriors and kings make difficult decisions and satisfy the basic human need for self-esteem and security.
A leading German professor said on Tuesday that archaeologists in the ancient city of Troy in Turkey found the remains of a man and a woman believed to have died in 1,200 BC, the time of the legendary war chronicled by Homer.
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Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio is planning a big-screen adaptation of Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey," starring Brad Pitt, Variety.com reported. Pitt previously headlined the 2004 blockbuster "Troy," which was based on another Homer work, "The Illiad," and directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
Researchers say they have pinpointed the exact date of King Odysseus returned from the Trojan War and killed a group of suitors who wanted to replace them by marrying his wife.
A British author and a team of scholars said on Thursday they may have solved one of the riddles of ancient Greece -- locating the ancient city of Ithaca, home of the legendary hero Odysseus.
- One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.