RHAPSODISTS


RHAPSODISTS
   a class of minstrels who in early times wandered over the Greek cities reciting the poems of Homer, and through whom they became widely known, and came to be translated with such completeness to us.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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