Homer sometimes nods


Homer sometimes nods
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  • Homer sometimes nods — Nobody, even a poet as great as the Greek epic writer Homer, can be at his best or most alert all the time. Nods here means ‘becomes drowsy, falls asleep’; hence, ‘errs due to momentary lack of attention’. The source is HORACE Ars Poetica 359… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Homer sometimes nods — proverb even the most gifted person occasionally makes mistakes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homer — see Homer sometimes nods …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • On Translating Homer — Caricature from Punch, 1881: Admit that Homer sometimes nods, That poets do write trash, Our Bard has written Balder Dead, And also Balder dash On Translating Homer, published in January 1861, was a printed version of the series of public… …   Wikipedia

  • even Homer nods — proverb even the best person sometimes makes a mistake due to a momentary lack of alertness or attention Origin: with allusion to Latin dormitat Homerus (Horace Ars Poetica 359) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homeric —    Some people maintain that the Homeric writings were the work of many men. But historians interested in that point have concluded that the Iliad and the Odyssey were poems from the poet Homer, a blind Greek who wandered from city to city in the …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Matthew Arnold — This article is about the poet. For other uses, see Matthew Arnold (disambiguation). Matthew Arnold Born December 24, 1822 (1822 12 24 …   Wikipedia

  • nod — noun see a nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse verb see Homer sometimes nods …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Continuity (fiction) — In fiction, continuity (also called time scheme) is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer over some period of time. It is of relevance to several media. Continuity is… …   Wikipedia

  • Homeric nod — (sometimes heard as Even Homer nods ) is a proverbial phrase for a continuity error. It has its origins in Homeric epic. The phrase was coined by the Roman poet Horace in his Ars poetica : [Lines 358 359.] ... et idem indignor quandoque bonus… …   Wikipedia