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The similes of Homer"s Iliad

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Published by Longmans in London .
Written in English,


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Edition Notes

Other titlesIliad.
Statementtranslated, with introduction and notes, by W. C. Green.
ContributionsGreen, W. C. 1832-1914.
The Physical Object
Pagination276 p. ;
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17988713M

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In the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a few pages. Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for the audience, his fellow Greeks, in these similes nearly exclusively. Analysis of Similes in the Illiad In the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a few pages. Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for the audience, his fellow Greeks, in these similes nearly exclusively. It includes four similes (Iliad XXII 93–97, Iliad XXII –; Iliad XXII –; Iliad XXII –), which all relate to scenes that come from the world of animals. The first simile is about a snake lying in wait in his lair. In the Iliad, Homer uses a lot of similes either to explain the character, or to explain the situation explicitly. The above simile is from b titled Patroclus Fights and Dies. Patroclus knows a large number of the Achaeans are struggling to survive on the ship: some of .

Books to Borrow. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Open Library. Featured movies All video latest This Just In Prelinger Archives Democracy Now! Full text of "The similes of Homer's Iliad". Another day, another battle, after a sequence of epic similes. Menelaus thrills to see Paris strutting in front of the Trojan lines, but when Paris realizes Menelaus is champing at the bit, he chickens out and blends himself into the general army: "magnificent, brave Paris," as Homer says with heavy irony ().   More Examples of Homeric Similes: (6)- "But now, wild as a black cyclone twisting out of a cloudbank, building up from the day's heat, blasts and towers- so . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Homer. Similes of Homer's Iliad. London: Longmans, (OCoLC) Named Person: Homer; Homer. Document Type.

The Similes of Homer's Iliad (Hardback or Cased Book) Sign in to check out Check out as guest Adding to your cart The item you've selected was not added to your Rating: % positive. In Homer’s epic poem, “The Iliad,” Achilles is often described using extended similes that compare his aretê to natural phenomenon. In Book XVIII, following the death of Achilles’ favorite cousin, Patroclus, by the spear of the Trojan Prince Hector, Achilles speaks to the messenger of Hera, Iris. Nightfall ends the fighting, and Hector offers encouragement to his people. The final simile is truly artistic though. While it meanders on, line after line, it effectively captures of what is also happening in the drama: the warriors are waiting and waiting (ff). The book ends just as it began -- . Homeric Similes: A Searchable, Interactive Database by John Ziolkowski, Robert Farber and Denis Sullivan: Description: The database may be searched using 17 criteria, such as book number, vehicle, tenor, prothesis, and speaker. The criteria are applied simultaneously to .