Homêrus, The chiefe of all Poets, whose proper name was Melesigenes. But because he was blynde, he was called Homêrus, which in the tongue called Ionica, signifteth blynde. Cicero Tuscul. 5. sayth, it is written that Homere was blynde, yet see we hiy picture and not his poeme. For whatconntrey, what marches, what hoste what nauie, what motions of mindes as well of men as of beastes, are erpressed in such wise, that he maketh vs to see that he saw not: Plutatchus in the booke which he wrote of him sayth, that in his wo workes he comprehendeth both the partes of man. For in Ilias he describeth strength and valiauntnesse of the body, in Odyssea he doth set foorth a perfite paterne of the mynde. Notwithstanding for his vndiscreete fabling of Gods and Goddesses, Plato excluded him out of his weale publike.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Hŏmērus, i, m., = *(/omhros, the Greek poet Homer, Cic. Tusc. 1, 1, 3; 1, 32, 79; id. Rep. 2, 10; id. Brut. 10, 40; id. Arch. 8, 19; id. de Or. 3, 34, 137; Vell. 1, 5, 2; Quint. 10, 1, 47 sq.; Hor. A. P. 359 al.—II. Derivv. A. Hŏmērĭcus, a, um, adj., = *(omhriko/s, of or belonging to Homer, Homeric: versus, Cic. Div. 1, 25, 52; cf. dispositio, Quint. 5, 12, 14: facultas eloquendi, id. 10, 1, 81: more, id. 7, 10, 11: Ajax, Cic. Div. 2, 39, 82; cf. Agamemno, id. Tusc. 3, 26, 62: senex, i. e.
, Plin. Ep. 4, 3, 3: oculi, i. e.
, Tert. Pall. 2.— B. Hŏmērĭă-cus, a, um, adj., the same: notae, Auct. Priap. 69.— C. Hŏmērĭus, a, um, adj., the same: scyphi, quos Homerios a caelatura carminum Homeri vocabat, Suet. Ner. 47.—D. Hŏmērista, ae, m., = *(omhristh/s, a Homeric rhapsodist, Petr. 29; Diom. p. 481 P.— E. Hŏmērŏnĭdes, ae, m., an imitator of Homer, Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 4.