Reply To: Do some exercises in Italian

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Dowrgi
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    Hello again Tony,

    The Greek equivalent of a bard would have been the aoidos (pl. aoidoi) – here we’re talking of the pre-literate/oral Bronze Age society of the world that Homer described, and in all likelihood comparable to that of the Bronze-Iron Age Celtic peoples. Later, the Greeks had the rhapsode, a performer of epic poetry, but now we are in a period of literacy and written work. Interestingly, aoidos can also mean an enchanter.

    Bennathow
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