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By William C. Scott

The similes in Homer are treasure troves. They describe scenes of Greek lifestyles that aren't offered of their least difficult shape wherever else: landscapes and seascapes, storms and calm climate, struggling with between animals, civic disputes, athletic contests, horse races, neighborhood leisure, girls fascinated about their day-by-day projects, males operating their farms and orchards. those simple paratactic additions to the narrative exhibit how the Greeks came across and constructed parallels among scenes—each of which elucidated and interpreted the other—then expressed these scenes in powerful poetic language.

In The Artistry of the Homeric Simile, Scott explores the diversities and variations that Homer employs that allows you to make similes mixture expressively with the bigger context. This attractive learn can assist unencumber the richness of Homer for the fashionable reader.

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