By Robert Irwin

A different image of the barren region and the center East, the camel was unkindly defined as "half snake, part folding bedstead." yet within the eyes of many the camel is a creature of serious attractiveness. this is often most blatant within the Arab global, the place the camel has performed a vital function within the ancient improvement of Arabic society—where an complex vocabulary and broad literature were dedicated to it.

In Camel, Robert Irwin explores why the camel has involved such a lot of cultures, together with these cultivated in locales the place camels will not be indigenous. right here, he lines the background of the camel from its origins hundreds of thousands of years in the past to the current day, discussing such issues of up to date drawback because the plight of camel herders in Sudan's war-torn Darfur area, the alarming bring up within the inhabitants of feral camels in Australia, and the endangered prestige of the wild Bactrian in Mongolia and China. all through historical past, the camel has been liked around the world for its practicality, resilience, and mythical skills of survival. therefore it's been featured within the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Poussin, Tiepolo, Flaubert, Kipling, and Rose Macaulay, between others. From East to West, Irwin's Camel is the 1st survey of its style to envision the animal's position in society and heritage in the course of the world.

not only for camel aficionados, this hugely illustrated e-book, containing over a hundred informative and strange photographs, is bound to entertain and tell an individual attracted to this attention-grabbing and unique animal.

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30), pp. 281 t, 30T, 3z6, 342, 368. There seems to be no evidence for such a tradition regarding the Aeueas-I,]umenclls confrontation. Cf. also H. Erbse, "Uber die sogennante Aeneis im ZO. Bueh del' llias," RhM 110 (1967), pp. 1-25. SIMILES AS POETIC TECHNIQUE 2. 45 The Joining of two Scenes Because oral narrative is inevitably episodic, the poet must tell one episode separately from another while attempting to introduce reminiscences here and there which will not permit the audience to forget the first episode while hearing the second.

SEvIlLES JOINED TU THEMES 2I As far as the flight of a long javelin which a man throws with all his might either in a contest or in war before the murderous enemy, so far did the Trojans retreat ... 8 Size is often expressed by a comparison. The approximate height of waves is twice given by reference to mountains (Od. 290 and Od. 243). 3I7). Similes of distance are the most numerous type of approximate measure. 845). Items can always be listed by exact numbers. 459,468, and 469). These similes express an infinite quantity-flocks of birds, numbers of flowers or leaves, and swarms of flies.

Venik, Typical Battle Scenes in the Iliad (Wiesbaden 1968), p. 19. There are three similes in this section which do not describe groups of men, but they are not the object of interest in this category. 263-The scene opens with the impressive re-entrance of Hector to the battle. Such entrances are often marked with a long simile; see infra, p. 38 ff. 358-The length of the pathway is given by a simile. Similes expressing measurement are common; see supra, p. 20 ff. 362-Apollo scatters the wall as easily as a child scatters sand.

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