- ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC)
- United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910)
- Even the worthy Homer sometimes nods.
- He translated Homer from the Greek into English.
- When Achilles would draw his sword to slay Agamemnon, Athena, invisible to all else, holds him back by a lock of hair. Here Homer shows us the gods as the psychology of ancient Greece.