The Artistry of the Homeric Simile by William C. Scott

By William C. Scott

The similes in Homer are treasure troves. They describe scenes of Greek existence that aren't offered of their least difficult shape anyplace else: landscapes and seascapes, storms and calm climate, scuffling with between animals, civic disputes, athletic contests, horse races, group leisure, ladies focused on their day-by-day initiatives, males working their farms and orchards. those simple paratactic additions to the narrative express how the Greeks discovered and built parallels among scenes-each of which elucidated and interpreted the other-then expressed these scenes in potent poetic language.

In The Artistry of the Homeric Simile, Scott explores the differences and changes that Homer employs on the way to make similes mix expressively with the bigger context. This attractive examine can help release the richness of Homer for the fashionable reader.

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