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Unformatted text preview: Dillon 2.10 (p. 53). Most documents for day-to-day use in 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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