Historian says Homer wasn't 'a person'

January 11, 2015 7:38 PM

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Historian says Homer wasn't 'a person'

A Sotheby's auction house employee poses for photographs with the Francis Harwood marble bust of the ancient Greek poet Homer in London, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

When we think of The Iliad and The Odyssey, we shouldn't give credit to a single man, says a historian: "It's a mistake to think of Homer as a person," historian Adam Nicolson tells National Geographic.

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