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This was an eye-opening book for me! Despite the bland title and the curiously amateur typeface (it looked like a facsimile of a document typed on a typewriter), the content was interesting and even exciting.Essentially Gregory Nagy is attempting to investigate the prehistory of Indo-European poetry and meter via a common formula that appears in both Greek (kleos aphthiton) and Sanskrit (´srávas áks.itam). This may not sound exciting, but it ended up explaining Greek poetic meter much better tha...