Der homerische Schiffskatalog und die Ilias.
Westdeutscher Verlag, Köln / Opladen, 1958. 342p. Cloth wrps. Series: Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Band 5. 'Surely the most valuable section of the book, pp.267-338, 'Die homerische Gleichnisbildung'. Jachmann maintains that the subject and the simile are essentially connected only by the 'tertium comparationis'. Let A be the main theme, B the object compared: the comparison will be found to be based on a specific (and often explicit) 'point of likeness'. Once that 'Vergleichspunkt' has been established, B may go his own way, however inappropriate to A. The point is fundamental top the understanding of the similes, and Jachmann proves it in the only possible way - by giving us text and discussion of a large number of examples. (...) Time after time he shows how the simlie, once the point of likeness has been established, goes its own way regardless of its startingpoint; how it may even develop into something wholly inappropriate to its context. Jacvhmann's verdict here seems to me final: let us all welcome the 'tertium comparationis' home from its long exile.' (D.L. PAGE in The Classical Review (New Series), 1960, pp.108). From the library of the late Professor Doktor Nikolaus Himmelmann.