Excerpt from Ulysses Among the Phaeacians: From the Translation of Homer's Odyssey
The name of Homer stands for the best be loved heritage of ancient Greece. Before all the master works of later poets, dramatists, and philosophers, the two Homeric poems, the Iliad and the Ody... ssey, keep their hold upon the gratitude of the civilized world. They give us the very beginnings of imaginative beauty in a race preeminent for the genius of beauty and imagination. We, of another day and another people, find ourselves so indebted to the Greeks for those gifts, wrought into every form of art and letters, that we turn to their Iliad and Odyssey as to the earliest source and sign of that enlightenment to know what first inspired the poets and the sculptors who have in turn delighted us.
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