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Source: Greek MythologyThe Iliad and the Odyssey are, or rather contain, the oldest Greek writings we have. There is no way to date accurately any part of them. Scholars differ widely, and will no doubt continue to do so. As unobjectionable a date as any is 1000 B.C. — at any rate for the Iliad, the older of the two poems.
In all that follows, here and in the rest of the book, the date given is to be understood as before Christ, unless it is otherwise stated.
I can't understand or paraphrase the blue part. Would you please be nice enough to clarify it to me?
Thanks for answering, you did very well but I couldn't understand it very well.
I mean "as any is 1000 B.C" and "at any rate for the Iliad" do not make sense to me.
at any rate for the Iliad, = means what?
I mean "rate" ?
at any rate - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
"for the Iliad" means "with respect to the Iliad", "concerning the Iliad".