The marble replica bust of Homer the poet etches his face with crags and lines of age. Homer was known as the blind Greek poet. He is thought to have compiled the two greatest epics known to man: The Iliad and the Odyssey. It is also claimed that Homer wrote the poem Batrachomyomachia, the battle of the frogs and mice. Little is known about his birthplace and life. Most known facts about Homer are based on legends and Herodotus' history. Controversy about the identity of Homer the poet still persist among the scholars as they are not sure he even wrote or created the epic poems of The Iliad or The Odyssey. However, the general consensus is it doesn't matter. The fact is these two stories are profoundly moving tales of the heroic and legendary aspirations of the Greek people.