The Iliad of Homer The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

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The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.


Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.

  • GENRE
    Fiction & Literature
    RELEASED
    2006
    September 24
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    802
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    The Project Gutenberg
    SELLER
    Scott Reid
    SIZE
    2.3
    MB

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