By Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra
This moment quantity of an immense three-volume observation compiled by means of a global crew of students contains targeted discussions of diction within the Odyssey and the culture of epic diction quite often.
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She would reach her destination in the morning and desired to sweep away the lethargy of the journey before then. And the best way to do that was to perform the cleansing ritual of the Sword Masters. Yvraine placed the huge sword across her lap and closed her eyes, letting the natural sounds of Ellyrion ease her into her meditative trance. Her breathing slowed and her senses spread out from her body as she slowly whispered the mantra of the Sword Masters of Hoeth as taught to her by Master Dioneth of the White Tower.
To feel the soft sand beneath him was ecstasy and he gouged great handfuls in his bloodied fists as he clawed his way to dry land. Inch by tortuous inch, he dragged his sodden frame onto the beach, each herculean effort punctuated with wracking sobs and gasps of exhaustion. Finally, he was clear of the ocean and collapsed onto his side, the breath heaving in his lungs and his tears cutting clear paths through the grime on his face. He rolled onto his back, staring up at a heartbreakingly beautiful blue sky as his eyes fluttered shut.
Yvraine disliked travelling by any means other than her own two feet, and though the ships of the elves rode smoothly across the seas, she had found it next to impossible to meditate during the voyage, her every attempt thwarted by the conversations of the crew or the rocking swell of the ship. Yvraine brushed her long, cream robes and adjusted the ithilmar armour that lay beneath, the gleaming links and smooth plates contoured for her slender frame. Across her back was a huge sword, sheathed in a long scabbard of soft red velvet and fastened to her armour by a golden clasp at her breast.
A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey: Volume II: Books IX-XVI by Alfred Heubeck, Arie Hoekstra