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Unformatted text preview: Archaic to Roman period Greece were written on a disposable material made from a reed that grows along the Nile.-Alexandria in Egypt played a crucial role in the history of Greek literature because ancient Greek manuscrpts were collected and stored at the library there. -The Iliad was composed in dactylic hexameter. -Research over the past century has demonstrated that this poem was originally composed without the aid of writing-. Early Geometric Greek vases date to around 900 BCE....
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- Fall '07