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The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths.

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B. In 1901-2 he was in close contact with the Independent Labour Party. The translation of Œdipus Rex was a commission from W.

George Gilbert Aimé Murray OM (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born British classical scholar and public intellectual with connections in many spheres. He is the basis for the character of Adolphus Cusins in his friend George Bernard Shaw's play Major Barbara and also appears as the chorus figure in Tony Harrison's play Fram.

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