<<The Trojan War took place around the alleged year 1225 BC. We know nothing of when Homer had really lived... At any case, we are told that Homer had lived in an epoch separated from that of the Trojan War by several centuries... Thus, he must have "written his poems" a few hundred years after the war.
He wrote two gigantic poems. They occupy 700 pages of the modern 1967 edition, no less, the font being rather small. The poet is supposed to have memorized both of them and started singing the poems to his audience. He must have been at it for many years, since the peoms had not been recorded anywhere in his lifetime. We are surprised to hear that both the Iliad and the Odyssey had first been writen down... in 560-527 BC.
Thus, both titanesque poems, adding up to 700 pages of a contemporary book, are supposed to have been recorded for the first time 670 years after the Trojan War.>>
Anatoly Fomenko, History: Fiction or Science Vol.2, S. 115f.