Towards the end of the Dark Ages,  Homer composed the epic tales of the Illiad and Odyssey.  The Iliad tells the story of an expedition of Greeks who set out to conquer the city of Troy.  The Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus and his voyage home from the Trojan War.

During this period Hesiod wrote Theogony,  a epic poem about the Greeks' descent from the gods.  Hesiod also wrote the poem Works and Days  about life in his own village.
The Lyric Age was renowned for its poets.  The writers of this age concentrated on their own times.  Unlike Homer, who wrote about a her