Nestor rose between them,
the man of winning words, the dear speaker of Pylos…
Sweeter than honey from his tongue the voice flowed on and on.
The Iliad, Book 1, lines 290-292. The old Greek counselor Nestor tries to mediate between Agamemnon and Achilles in their quarrel. Homer uses metaphorical language to describe the persuasive speaking voice of Nestor, whose words flowed like a stream of honey.