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By Jenny Strauss Clay

Relocating clear of the verbal and thematic repetitions that experience ruled Homeric reports and exploiting the insights of cognitive psychology, this hugely leading edge and available research makes a speciality of the visible poetics of the Iliad because the narrative is anticipated via the poet and rendered seen. It does so via a detailed research of the often-neglected 'Battle Books'. They right here become a coherently visualized narrative series instead of as a random sequence of combats, and this method finds, for example, the importance of Sarpedon's assault at the Achaean Wall and Patroclus' route to destruction. moreover, Professor Strauss Clay indicates new methods of forthcoming historical narratives: not just with one's ear, but in addition with one's eyes. She extra argues that the loci process of mnemonics, often attributed to Simonides, is already absolutely exploited through the Iliad poet to maintain music of his solid of characters and to arrange his narrative.

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