What is homer?

  • (noun): An ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs.
    Synonyms: kor
    See also — Additional definitions below


In the Western classical tradition, Homer ( /ˈhoʊmər/; Greek: Ὅμηρος, Hómēros) is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.

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Homer And Apu - Cultural References
... When Kent asks Homer if he is willing to go undercover to "nail" Apu, Homer replies "No way, man, get yourself another patsy!" This is a reference to a line in the ... The scene of Homer and Apu riding on mules to the Springfield Airport, with their luggage strapped to the mules' backs, is similar to a scene from the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia ...
Homer And Apu - Plot
... Homer buys the meat, eats it, and contracts food poisoning ... After recovering, Homer returns to the Kwik-E-Mart to complain, and Apu gives him two five-pound buckets of expired shrimp to placate him ... Homer eats the shrimp and again becomes very ill ...
Homer, Minnesota
... Homer is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Homer Township, Winona County, Minnesota, United States ...
Homer Alone - Cultural References
... The beginning of the episode where Homer chases Bart is a reference to the Warner Brothers Wile E ... The scene freezes, during which Bart and Homer's scientific names are given as Brat'us Don'thaveacow'us and Homo Neanderthal'us respectively ... The song that plays while Homer is on hold on the missing child hotline is "Baby Come Back" by Player ...
Homer The Smithers
... "Homer the Smithers" is the 17th episode of The Simpsons' seventh season ... In this episode, Smithers takes a vacation and hires Homer to take over as Mr ... Homer proves so incompetent that Burns berates constantly Homer eventually snaps and punches him, which forces Burns to learn to look after himself ...

More definitions of "homer":

  • (verb): Hit a home run.
  • (noun): Ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC).
  • (noun): United States painter best known for his seascapes (1836-1910).
    Synonyms: Winslow Homer
  • (noun): A base hit on which the batter scores a run.
    Synonyms: home run

Famous quotes containing the word homer:

    To him Homer was a great writer, though what his writing was about he did not know.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    But all is changed, that high horse riderless,
    Though mounted in that saddle Homer rode
    Where the swan drifts upon a darkening flood.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    On the whole, Chaucer impresses us as greater than his reputation, and not a little like Homer and Shakespeare, for he would have held up his head in their company.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)