in medias res

into the middle of things

Notes

From Horace. Refers to the literary technique of beginning a narrative in the middle of, or at a late point in, the story, after much action has already taken place. Examples include the Iliad, the Odyssey, Os Lus

Words

  • resaffair, being, busines, case, circumstance, condition, deed, event, fact, matter, object, occurrence, thing