Cla 236 feb. 1 iliad 16-24 homeric poetry. Homeric code later books of the iliad the plight of hector. Mid term first hour covering everything up this lecture, iliad, hesiod. Similes in the homeric epic, one object or phenomenon compared to another aka ajax attacked, ass being beaten by a boy beaten by sticks. Similes of battle scenes break up boring repeating parts, battle lines, compared line measure for timbers two straight lines. Iliad full of comparisons all through the poem best known features of homeric poetry common in the iliad than the odyssey, more comparisons, complex ways. May function for an epithet, i. e. hero like a god achilles like a god. Stirred men compared to fawns short simile. Sometimes similes are much more extended 6 10 lines more complicated longer. Heroes compared to lions, boars, wild animals, the phrases is rarely repeated exactly. Even the long similes only one specific point, ex.