By Alfred Heubeck, Stephanie West, J. B. Hainsworth
This 1st booklet of a statement compiled by way of a global group of students comprises an creation discussing past study at the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the textual content.
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