Apollo De Veio, Etruscan terracotta statue discovered in 1916 - sculpted in the so-called "international" Ionic or late-archaic Etruscan style. The statue was probably made by Vulca, Etruscan artist from the town of Veii. / National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, Rome.
In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.