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By Jonathan L. Ready

Jonathan L. prepared deals the 1st entire exam of Homer's similes within the Iliad as arenas of heroic pageant. This research concentrates totally on similes spoken by means of Homeric characters. the 1st to provide a sustained exploration of such similes, prepared exhibits how characters are made to contest via and over simile not just with each other but in addition with the narrator. prepared investigates the narrator's similes in addition. He demonstrates that Homer amplifies the feat of a winning warrior through supplying a aggressive orientation to sequences of similes used to explain battles. He additionally deals a brand new interpretation of Homer's prolonged similes as a way for the poet to visualize his characters as rivals for his realization. all through this learn, prepared makes leading edge use of techniques from either Homeric reviews and narratology that experience now not but been utilized to the research of Homer's similes.

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