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The Resource Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad, Jonathan L. Ready, (electronic resource)

Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad, Jonathan L. Ready, (electronic resource)

Label
Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad
Title
Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan L. Ready
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 as well. He demonstrates that Homer amplifies the feat of a successful warrior by providing a competitive orientation to sequences of similes used to describe battle. He also offers a new interpretation of Homer's extended similes as a means for the poet to imagine his characters as competitors for his attention. Throughout this study, Ready makes innovative use of approaches from both Homeric studies and narratology that have not yet been applied to the analysis of Homer's similes"--
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Provided by publisher
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MiAaPQ
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1976-
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Ready, Jonathan L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Homer
  • Simile
Label
Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad, Jonathan L. Ready, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The simile and the Homeric comparative spectrum; 2. Similes and likenesses in the character-text; 3. A preparation for reading sequences of similes; 4. Sequences of similes in the character-text; 5. Narrator, character, and simile; 6. Similes in the narrator-text; Conclusion: The Odyssey compared
Control code
EBC674671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 323 p
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC674671
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL674671
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10460531
  • (CaONFJC)MIL305204
  • (OCoLC)710974883
Label
Character, narrator, and simile in the Iliad, Jonathan L. Ready, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The simile and the Homeric comparative spectrum; 2. Similes and likenesses in the character-text; 3. A preparation for reading sequences of similes; 4. Sequences of similes in the character-text; 5. Narrator, character, and simile; 6. Similes in the narrator-text; Conclusion: The Odyssey compared
Control code
EBC674671
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 323 p
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC674671
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL674671
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10460531
  • (CaONFJC)MIL305204
  • (OCoLC)710974883

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