Iliad | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Bruce Heiden

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of Iliad.
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Critical Essay by Bruce Heiden

SOURCE: Heiden, Bruce. “The Simile of the Fugitive Homicide, Iliad 24.480-84: Analogy, Foiling, and Allusion.” American Journal of Philology 119, no. 1 (spring 1998): 1-10.

In the following essay, Heiden emphasizes Homer's comparison of the supplicating Priam to a murderer seeking refuge as the thematically definitive moment in the Iliad.

Homer elaborates “the most dramatic moment in the whole of the Iliad1 with a unique, disturbing, and pathetic simile. Only in the scene of Priam's unheralded arrival in Achilles' lodging does the predicament of a murderer seeking refuge in a strange land ever provide the material for a Homeric illustration.

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