MONT­BLANC PAYS HOMAGE TO HOMER

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Over the cen­turies, the great­est works of lit­er­a­ture and the au­thors who penned them have shaped hu­mankind, in­flu­enced cul­ture and in­spired gen­er­a­tions with the power of words. With its her­itage firmly an­chored in the cul­ture of writ­ing, Mont­blanc has been hon­our­ing since 1992 the most dis­tin­guished writ­ers and lit­er­ary icons of past times with its an­nual Writ­ers Edi­tion. For its 27th edi­tion, Mont­blanc cel­e­brates Homer, the poet best known for the Iliad and the Odyssey, two mon­u­men­tal epics widely re­garded as the foun­da­tion of Western lit­er­a­ture. Of­ten por­trayed as a blind bard, this enig­matic fig­ure prob­a­bly lived in the 2nd half of the 8th cen­tury B.C. and his works mark a unique pe­riod in Western his­tory when the old oral tra­di­tion gave way to a new writ­ten tra­di­tion. His rich lit­er­ary legacy is made of themes and sto­ries about divine des­tinies, he­roes and men, gods and god­desses of Olym­pus that have been re­vived again and again over the cen­turies, in­flu­enc­ing cul­ture from art, lit­er­a­ture to mu­sic. Crowned with the Mont­blanc em­blem in pre­cious resin, the Writ­ers Edi­tion Homage to Homer is avail­able as a Foun­tain Pen, Roller Ball and Ball­point Pen, as well as a Me­chan­i­cal Pen (only in a set).

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