Nagy, Gregory. 2013. The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_NagyG.The_Ancient_Greek_Hero_in_24_Hours.2013. Abridged edition 2019.
Introduction to Homeric poetry
Hour 0 Text A
The singer was following the rules of his craft in summing up the whole song, all 100,000 or so words, in one single word, the first word of the song.