Open House | Similes and Storytelling in Homer’s Iliad, with Deborah Beck

We were pleased to welcome Professor Deborah Beck of the University of Texas for an Open House discussion on “Similes and Storytelling in Homer’s Iliad.” You can watch the recording down below or on our YouTube channel. Deborah Beck shared these two focus passages: Homer Iliad 16.482–492 (translation by R. Lattimore) Two similes describe the Trojan fighter Sarpedon as he falls at the hands of Achilles’ companion Patroklos: [Sarpedon] fell,… Read more