ITEM: Homer Bookends MATERIAL: Designer Casting Stone MODEL #14011 WEIGHT: 4lbs MEASUREMENTS: 4" W X 7" H X 4" D (approx.) COLOR: Bronze The Greeks of the sixth and early fifth centuries understood by 'Homer', generally, 'the whole body of heroic tradition as embodied in hexameter verse'. Thus, in addition to the Iliad and the Odyssey, 'exceptional' epics which organize their respective themes on a 'massive scale', many other works were credited to Homer in antiquity, including the entire Epic Cycle. The genre included further poems on the Trojan War, such as the Little Iliad, the Nostoi, the Cypria and the Epigoni, as well as the Theban poems about Oedipus and his sons. Other works, such as the corpus of Homeric Hymns, the comic mini-epic Batrachomyomachia ('The Frog-Mouse War'), and the Margites were also attributed to him, but this is now believed to be unlikely. Two other poems the Capture of Oechalia and the Phocais were also assigned to his authorship. However, the question of the identities of the authors of these various texts is even more problematic than that of the authorship of the two major epics.