I am teaching the Odyssey in my 7th grade history enrichment class. We are discussing how stories were put into poems to help remember them and transmit culture. Does anyone have the first 6 lines or a line or two of those lines in the original ancient text? I think I have it shoved in my college books somewhere but not on me now. It would be most helpful.
As a side note, it still fascinates me that several translations have stressed and unstressed syllables, maintaining this unique structure. As if translating the text(s) was not difficult enough....