09/27/2011 06:01 pm ET Updated Nov 27, 2011

The Top 10 Books Lost To Time

Before the Iliad and the Odyssey, there was the Margites. Little is known about the plot of the comedic epic poem—Homer’s first work—written around 700 B.C. But a few surviving lines, woven into other works, describe the poem’s foolish hero, Margites.

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