The Iliad
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The Iliad


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, He...

Title:The Iliad
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:683 pages

    The Iliad Reviews

  • Grace Tjan
    Dec 04, 2013

    What I learned from this book (in no particular order):1. Victory or defeat in ancient Greek wars is primarily the result of marital spats and/or petty sibling rivalry in Zeus and Hera’s dysfunction...

  • ?Miss A?
    Oct 17, 2016

    I have conquered The Iliad. I can truly call myself a Greek Mythology lover now.Angst, love, honor, angst, family, drama, death, angst. Did I mention angst? No, I'm not talking about Beverly Hills, 90...

  • ? ????????? ?
    Jan 04, 2016

    و هكذا صعدت روح الملك إلى سماء طروادةتتلفَّت حولها! ترى المدينة الخالدة تضطرم النيران في جنباتها .. وتندكّ صرو...

  • J.G. Keely
    Jun 30, 2009

    Pablo Picasso spent his entire life trying desperately to do something new, something unique. He moved from style to style, mastering and then abandoning both modern and classical methods, even trying...

  • Sparrow
    Oct 13, 2012

    At my college graduation, the speaker was a gruff professor. He was one of those older men whom people somewhat patronizingly describe as a teddy bear to convey the idea that while he looks like Santa...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Aug 31, 2016

    TROY VI: THE INVENTION OF ACHILLES “The Classics, it is the Classics!” William Blake is said to have exclaimed, with pointed reference to Homer, “that Desolate Europe with Wars!”Blake's excla...

  • Alison
    Aug 30, 2015

    I’m often kept up at night brooding on my troubles, wishing I could find some solace that would help me sleep. But now I know that the best way to keep insomnia at bay is to get out of bed, hitch up...

  • Sherif Metwaly
    Jan 10, 2017

    هناك أعمال أدبية، مهما بلغَتْ شهرتها، ومهما بلغ احتفاء القراء بها، تظل لغزًا مُحيرًا بالنسبةلي، ودائمًا أجد ...

  • Araz Goran
    May 20, 2016

    الالياذة وهوميروس يجعلان منك طفلاً صغيراً تتحدث مع نفسك طيلة ايام قراءة الملحمة تمارس الهلوسة الهوميرية بكل ...

  • Ritwik
    May 03, 2016

    They lived in a house where a narrow enfilade made up for a pitch to make up for an amateurish game of cricket with one opening to the hall room and the other two to a bedroom and kitchen facing oppo...

About Homer


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,