By Jonathan L. Ready

Jonathan L. prepared deals the 1st finished exam of Homer's similes within the Iliad as arenas of heroic festival. This examine concentrates totally on similes spoken through Homeric characters. the 1st to provide a sustained exploration of such similes, prepared indicates how characters are made to contest via and over simile not just with each other but additionally with the narrator. prepared investigates the narrator's similes to boot. He demonstrates that Homer amplifies the feat of a winning warrior by means of offering a aggressive orientation to sequences of similes used to explain conflict. He additionally deals a brand new interpretation of Homer's prolonged similes as a method for the poet to visualize his characters as opponents for his cognizance. all through this learn, prepared makes leading edge use of techniques from either Homeric experiences and narratology that experience no longer but been utilized to the research of Homer's similes.

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