I know not what has prompted me to write a reply to your letter as it will likely never be perused, yet somehow I will divine satisfaction from its presence. That you believe it took Homer "alot of time to create the Odyssey and approximately the same amount of time to create the Iliad" troubles me greatly. I am troubled because either I've been lied to by my Cambridge associates or you, sir, are privied to a divination source more accurate than the Delphic Oracle. Both possibilities frighten me. You see, you speak definitively as if Homer is a singular person and that he absolutely created both works in their intirety. The more scholarly approach (and more evidentially proven one) is that the two were ballads sung by minstrels (or lays sung by troubadores if you hail from the south of France) and were altered minutely to appease the varying audiences. From differing tones, it is entirely possible that the two epics were crafted by separate entities. I pray that many people don't "know this fact," for if they did, they would hold what Plato calls a dangerous incorrect opinion which poses as truth.