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Great Books Lecture #4 Books 7-9 00:31 Menelaus injury scene book 4  SIMILE – his blood is like precious dye, his white  thigh is like ivory, and the dye stains the ivory, blood stains Menelaus. This takes  us away from the battlefield to a geographically remote place and to a remote  place, peaceful, quiet of a woman who is making beautiful things, instead of a  man’s arena. And then it turns out that the woman is making  cheek piece for a  horse which brings us back to the battlefield. World removed from battle,  indifferent to quarrels, conflicts of the mind. Tranquil.  Homer’s 5 great similes about the mustering of the armies –  Book 2 lines 455- 480  “As obliterating fire lights up a vast forest, flare shows far off…” above the  mountains, gleam of light from army armor visible from afar. TC’s  destructiveness.  “as the multitudinous nations of birds…” camera eye brought nearer to the  ground, “settle in clashing swarms” TC noise. Setting moved to meadow. ‘multitudinous’ carries throughout the mouth and passage, vast, like warriors,  birds, insect
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2008 for the course GTBOOKS 191 taught by Professor Cameron during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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