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By William C. Scott

The similes in Homer are treasure troves. They describe scenes of Greek lifestyles that aren't provided of their easiest shape anyplace else: landscapes and seascapes, storms and calm climate, struggling with between animals, civic disputes, athletic contests, horse races, group leisure, girls considering their day-by-day projects, males operating their farms and orchards. those uncomplicated paratactic additions to the narrative exhibit how the Greeks discovered and built 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 adjustments that Homer employs so one can make similes mixture expressively with the bigger context. This enticing examine can help unencumber the richness of Homer for the fashionable reader.

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