Inhabiting the World through Homer: On the Homeric Simile

Featured Image: Grainy Sunset by Jan Hapke   When we read the Iliad at New College Franklin, I like to spend time with my students on Homer’s similes. What we find in them is not just a way of sharing information, but a mode of inhabiting the world. Inhabiting the World A simile can simply be the artistic flourish of an author. … Continue reading Inhabiting the World through Homer: On the Homeric Simile

Two Fruit Trees

There was a gardener who filled his garden with plants of all kinds that he might have good food to eat throughout the long year. In that garden were fruits and vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices, and vines. He hedged his garden about with strong walls to protect it, and to each plant he gave water … Continue reading Two Fruit Trees