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By Alfred Heubeck, Stephanie West, J. B. Hainsworth

This 1st publication of a remark compiled by means of a world group of students comprises an creation discussing prior learn at the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the textual content.

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