Homeric nod - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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A continuity error in a work of fiction. An allusion to the Greek poet Homer, whose epic poems contain several apparent errors in continuity. Though the film is being heralded by many as the director's masterpiece, there is a Homeric nod towards the end that is undeniably jarring.
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This is a real bonus, and the only Homeric nod
is the unfortunate reversal of the image in Figure 1.10.
Anyone aiming to construct a complex, cross-cultural argument from three centuries of multinational history must be allowed a few Homeric nods
. That Blanning has come close to achieving his ambition--and in so engagingly reader-friendly a manner--is the true triumph of The Triumph.
But notwithstanding such rare Homeric nods
, the book is an invaluable and impressive accomplishment.