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    Chapman's Homer translations worked for Keats...

    Chapman's Homer translations worked for Keats (the bumpkin who couldn't read the original, unlike his educated contemporaries):



    Keats couldn't read Epic Greek, and he apparently didn't know...
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    Evaluating works of art is a legitimate critical...

    Evaluating works of art is a legitimate critical function. However, the extent to which the (amateur) critic agrees with the experts may constitute a boast about that critic's artistic expertise. ...
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    You claim that the problem is not a contest, then...

    You claim that the problem is not a contest, then use comparative words like "greatest" and "most influential" and "minor". I understand your point, but you are contradicting yourself.
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    Literature is not a competitive sport. In...

    Literature is not a competitive sport. In football, if one team wins, the other loses. It's a zero sum game, with objective standards (which team scores the most goals or points). The standards in...
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