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  • Because of course, the fulfillment of stamping out widgets on the assembly line is so great it has inspired homeric epics.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Case for Ever-Bigger Government

  • I´ve been reading Derek Alcott, a Carribean poet, who´s writing in the homeric-style (I´ll insert an example later).

    Scattered thoughts...

  • From his earliest manhood he had followed the drum, first under the veteran Dutch commanders in their long war against Catholic Spain and then under the greatest captain of the age, the veritable 'Lion of the North', King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, in his homeric struggle against the Imperial tyranny of the Holy Roman Empire on behalf of German Protestantism. ''

    War Game

  • Or was it the scene of some homeric combat _seul à seul_?

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • The body of native criticism remains as I have described it; an endless piling up of platitudes, an homeric mass of false assumptions and jejune conclusions, an insane madness to reduce beauty to terms of a petty and pornographic morality.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • The poet was hymning the homeric struggle of the great goddesses, whose lances had clashed together since the beginning of the ages: the eternal Iliad which is to that of Troy what the Alps are to the little hills of Greece.

    Jean-Christophe Journey's End

  • It was a veritable barbecue, a crude and primitive feasting, barbaric, homeric.

    The Octopus : A story of California

  • When was the heroic policeman sung in homeric verse before?

    An Original Belle

  • He stripped to the waist, and each man presented a rounded development of muscular power, which would have done credit to any of the homeric heroes; but there was a look of grand intelligence and refinement in

    In the Track of the Troops

  • Since its birth, the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours has been marked by homeric duels between the major manufacturers.

    PaddockTalk Racing News

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