Even the poetic response of Michael Longley stops at the point at which 'shiny Hector' prays that 'his son might grow up bloodier than him' ('The Helmet', in The Ghost Orchid, 1989, a collection that uses Homeric
allusion to expose the self-perpetuating and generational cycle of violence in the North of Ireland during the Troubles).
We can, for example, compare this particular simile to other Homeric
similes that feature mothers, and see how those add to our understanding.
Within the broader world of Near Eastern poetry and myth, parallels between Homeric
poetry and biblical themes and motifs have long been noticed (e.
Just as in the Ancient Mariner, their Homeric
voyage took them to exotic Greek islands, where to their excitement they discovered amazing natural, organic, aromatic products on Crete, where historically the finest olive oils of the world are derived.
In her modest compass Smith finds space for the majority of the Homeric
pantheon, and, more importantly, her choice of passages captures the emotional range of the Greek gods: we are given Apollo's enraged descent from Olympus, Athena's wry sense of humor, Demeter's maternal anguish, and much else besides.
Ecanakkale offers a useful pit stop for the visitor from Istanbul, who can travel by a combination of bus -- a 6- hour journey from Istanbul's Otogar ( enough time to do some catching up on the Homeric
epic or to watch the Brad Pitt version on your laptop) -- and a ferry to cross the Dardanelles, allowing you to retrace the paths of Persian king Xerxes and Alexander the Great rushing to take on enemies in times past.
The gag probably dates back to beer-brewing ancient Egyptians, and certainly to wine-loving Homeric
Havelock's best known work is Preface to Plato (1963), much of which is devoted to a discussion of the orality of Homeric
HE CAME from one of the ancient families of England, able to trace their ancestry and their home on a lush lawn back to the misty days before the Norman invasion,and his father delighted generations of children with his Puffin books telling of the Arthurian legends,Robin Hood and the Homeric
legend, draws a parallel with the Vietnam War.
Those who have read Walden will recall that most colorful of the characters from the chapter on "Visitors," the Canadian woodsman whom Thoreau calls a "true Homeric
or Paphlagonian man.
The Unite thus combines years of 'patient research' in the 1920s villas with ideas on city design, mass production and social housing to produce a machine for living which is vying for importance with analogies of ocean liners, bottle racks and Homeric