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The Iliad
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The Iliad by Homer Overview

The Iliad is one of the two great epics of Homer, and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy.


About The Iliad Description

In the Western classical tradition, Homer (Greek: Όμηρος) is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature. When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time,

Data Book The Iliad

Original Title Ἰλιάς ISBN 0140275363 (ISBN13: 9780140275360 ) Edition Language English Characters Ajax, Odysseus, Helen of Troy, Menelaus, Paris...more , Hector, Achilles (Greek hero), Agamemnon, Aeneas, Sarpedon, Priam, Cassandra (of Troy), Patroclus, Diomedes, Ajax Oileus, Andromache, Briseis, Hecuba, Nestor, Akhilleus...less (1810)