I think there are perhaps two ways in which one can begin.
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I would then go on to say that Homer, as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition.
In fact, eloquence in English will inevitably make use of the Latin element in our vocabulary.
Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear.
Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation.
After leaving college and while working on a newspaper and then on a magazine in New York, I wanted not to lose what Greek I had acquired.
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