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Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad

Jonathan L. Ready

Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad

by Jonathan L. Ready

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Simile,
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-296) and index.

    StatementJonathan L. Ready
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA4037 .R373 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 323 p. ;
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24903516M
    ISBN 109780521190640
    LC Control Number2010050210

    Epic Poetry, Tragedy, War Drama. This ain't just any old epic: it's the epic that made epics epic. The Homeric poems (the Iliad and the Odyssey) are epic, because our concept of epic comes from Homeric that sounds too circular, then just bear in mind that the Iliad is an extremely long narrative poem, which deals with the heroic actions of mortals, gods, and demi-gods.   The Iliad is attributed to Homer, although we don't know for sure who wrote is thought to describe characters and legends traditionally dated to the 12th century BCE, passed down orally, and then written by a poet or bard identified as Homer who lived during the .

    The similes emphasize the action and character of Achilles and Hector so that readers can have a better imagination of the scene in more detail. How to cite Similies in the Iliad essay Choose cite format: APA MLA Harvard Chicago ASA IEEE AMA. This study concentrates primarily on similes spoken by Homeric characters. The first to offer a sustained exploration of such similes, Ready shows how characters are made to contest through and over simile not only with one another but also with the narrator. Ready investigates the narrator's similes .

    Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion. Librivox Free Audiobook. Full text of "The similes of Homer's Iliad" See other formats. Homeric Similes: A Searchable, Interactive Database by John Ziolkowski, Robert Farber and Denis Sullivan: Description: The database may be searched using 17 criteria, such as book number, vehicle, tenor, prothesis, and speaker. The criteria are applied simultaneously to .


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: Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad (): Ready, Jonathan L.: BooksCited by: This study concentrates primarily on similes spoken by Homeric characters.

The first to offer a sustained exploration of such similes, Ready shows how characters are made to contest through and over simile not only with one another but also with the narrator. Ready investigates the narrator's similes Cited by:   In addition to presenting the first sustained critical exploration of similes spoken by characters, Ready investigates similes the narrator uses to describe battles and provides a new way to account for that most peculiar feature of many Homeric similes, their length.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.4/5(1). Get this from a library. Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad.

[Jonathan L Ready] -- "Jonathan L. Ready offers the first comprehensive examination of Homer's similes in the Iliad as arenas of heroic competition. This study concentrates primarily on similes spoken by Homeric. Buy Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad First Edition.

Hardback. by Jonathan L. Ready (ISBN: ) from Character Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(1). The absence of such an overarching conclusion, however, does not diminish the merits of Ready’s book.

Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad engages with, and often provides fresh solutions to some of the evergreen problems in the interpretation and criticism of Homeric similes, and as such will probably be of great use to all Homeric. Character, narrator, and simile in the iliad.

In book 23 of the Iliad, Ajax the son of Oïleus loses a foot race to Odysseus and ends up on the ground with a mouth full of cow dung. Ready, J. Character, Narrator, and Simile in the dge, Cambridge University Press.

£ ISBN In: Mnemosyne. The single dream simile belonging to the fourth simile group (Iliad XXII –) is consonant with the aforementioned interpretation. By combining all the previously explored focal centers (the race, the imminent catastrophe, and the intentional shifting of roles), the dream simile encompasses the tragic character of the entire episode on a.

In the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a few pages.

Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for the audience, his fellow Greeks, in these similes nearly exclusively. He is the author of Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad (Cambridge University Press, ) and of numerous articles on Homeric epic, as well as the co-editor of the forthcoming Homer in Performance: Rhapsodes, Narrators, and Characters (University of Texas Press, ) and the annual Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic (Brill).

On the “Importance” of Iliad Book 8. Character, narrator, and simile in the iliad. Jonathan L. Ready offers the first comprehensive examination of Homer’s similes in the Iliad as. does not diminish the merits of Ready’s book.

Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad engages with, and often provides fresh solutions to some of the evergreen problems in the interpretation and criticism of Homeric similes, and as such will probably be of great use to all Homeric scholars.

Notes: 1. Get this from a library. Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad. [Jonathan L Ready] -- This book presents the first comprehensive examination of Homer's similes in the Iliad.

Read "Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad" by Jonathan L. Ready available from Rakuten Kobo. Jonathan L. Ready offers the first comprehensive examination of Homer's similes in the Iliad as arenas of heroic competi Brand: Cambridge University Press.

Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad: Ready, Jonathan L.: Books - 4/5(1). Hector speeds to his own house, but his wife Andromache is not there. A servant tells him that she has gone to Troy’s tower to watch the fighting. Hector runs to the gates, where he meets Andromache and their infant son ache weeps for the past loss of her family to the Achaeans, and asks for Hector to stay within Troy’s walls, fearing that she will become a widow.

BOOK REVIEW Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad. By Jonathan L. READY. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Pp. x + Hardcover, $/£ ISBN n this thoroughly-researched, stimulating work, Jonathan Ready argues that similes can function as mechanisms of competition within the Iliadic.

Citation. Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad (Cambridge University Press [New York], ). Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad. ISBN Author: Jonathan L.

Ready Publisher: Cambridge University Press File Size: 99 MB File Format: Pdf Read Count: Character, Narrator, and Simile in the Iliad by Jonathan L. Ready Book Resume. This is Volume Five of the major six-volume Commentary on Homer's Iliad now being prepared under the general editorship of Professor G.S.

Kirk. Volumes I and II, published in and respectively, were edited by Professor Kirk himself. Like its predecessors, the present volume (the first to be edited by one of Professor Kirk's four collaborators) consists of four introductory essays 5/5(1).In other words, among the long (“Homeric”) similes found in the Iliad, only 20 (10%) belong to character text.

Table 9 presents statistical data concerning the distribution of similes in character and narrator text in the Iliad on the basis of Larsen’s distinction between short and long comparisons and short and long similes.Analysis of the simile from the Iliad A passage will be extracted from the Iliad to analyze how the contents of passage are expressed and contain the similes.

The selected passage describes the fight between Achilles and Hector. In fact, the .