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A bust of the legendary Greek author Homer in the collection of the Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke in Munich, Germany. It is a modern copy of the Hellenistic-period (323–30 B.C.E.) original in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Italy.

From Latin homēricus (of or pertaining to Homer; Homeric), from Ancient Greek Ὁμηρικός (Homērikós), from Ὅμηρος (Hómēros, Homer) (possibly from ὅμηρος (hómēros, hostage), a nickname) + -ῐκός (-ikós, suffix added to nouns to form adjectives) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *-kos (suffix forming adjectives denoting ‘characteristic of, typical of, pertaining to’)); analysable as Homer +‎ -ic.



Homeric (comparative more Homeric, superlative most Homeric)

  1. Resembling or relating to the epic poetry of Homer.
  2. Of or pertaining to Greece during the Bronze Age, as described in Homer's works.
  3. Fit to be immortalized in poetry by Homer; epic, heroic.

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