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By William C. Scott

The similes in Homer are treasure troves. They describe scenes of Greek existence that aren't awarded of their easiest shape wherever else: landscapes and seascapes, storms and calm climate, battling between animals, civic disputes, athletic contests, horse races, group leisure, girls interested in their day-by-day initiatives, males working their farms and orchards. those uncomplicated paratactic additions to the narrative exhibit how the Greeks stumbled on 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 alterations that Homer employs with a view to make similes combination expressively with the bigger context. This enticing learn can assist unencumber the richness of Homer for the fashionable reader.

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