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Unformatted text preview: s into Hades,
Causing them to become the prey
of dogs and
All kinds of birds; and the plan of
Zeus was fulfilled.
Sing from the time the two men
were first divided in strife –
Atreus’ son, lord of men, and
Iliad 1.1-7 Oral poetry Then Odysseus, of many wiles,
answered him, and said: “Lord
Alcinous, renowned above all
men, verily this is a good thing,
to listen to a minstrel such as this
man is, like unto the gods in
voice. For myself I declare that
there is no greater fulfillment of
delight than when joy possesses
a whole people, and
banqueters in the halls listen to
a minstrel as they sit in order
due, and by them tables a...
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