Download e-book for kindle: Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad by Jonathan L. Ready

By Jonathan L. Ready

ISBN-10: 0521190649

ISBN-13: 9780521190640

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 supply a sustained exploration of such similes, prepared indicates 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 to boot. He demonstrates that Homer amplifies the feat of a profitable warrior by way of offering a aggressive orientation to sequences of similes used to explain battles. He additionally bargains a brand new interpretation of Homer's prolonged similes as a way for the poet to visualize his characters as rivals for his recognition. all through this learn, prepared makes leading edge use of methods from either Homeric experiences and narratology that experience no longer but been utilized to the research of Homer's similes.

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