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Old 21 August 2018, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
Beer, the answer to, and cause of, most of life's problems.
-The Illiad
I see what you did there.

"Not THAT Homer!"
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Old 21 August 2018, 04:07 PM
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Ahhh! I get it now!

ETA: ...because Homer is known exclusively in relation to works attributed to him (aside from some dubious ancient biographies), so citing The Illiad is essentially citing Homer, because he may never have existed and attributed works may have actually been developed by a long string of wandering bards who did not set to writing it down (may have even been illiterate), but recited it as an oral tradition to audiences, each adding their own embellishments and variations along the way before it was finally written down (damn you bronze age collapse and ensuing Greek Dark Ages!).

ETA2: And I just assume everyone gets that the line GenYus234 quoted is actually spoken by Homer from the Simpsons.

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