Lots of sites have lots of links on their homepage.... look at the big news sites if you want to see a ton of links on a page.
They can do that because they have a ton of inbound links from other sites. If your site does not have many powerful links from other websites then very little power will flow down into your secondary pages and they might have trouble getting indexed or ranked.
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