The epic song of Ilion (Troy), The Iliad recreates a few dramatic weeks near the end of the fabled Trojan War, ending with the funeral of Hector, defender of the doomed city. Through its majestic verses stride the fabled heroes Priam, Hector, Paris, and Aeneas for Troy; Achilles, Ajax, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Patroclus, and Odysseus for the Greeks; and the beautiful Helen, over whom the longstanding war has been waged. Never far from the center of the story are the quarreling gods: Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.The Iliad is the oldest Greek poem and perhaps the best-known epic in Western literature, and has inspired countless works of art throughout its long history.
Ancient Greek Literature
Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Euripides
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Books about Greece
Homer, Alistair MacLean, Gerald Durrell, John Fowles
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Stories of War
Leo Tolstoy, Homer, Joseph Heller, Sebastian Faulks
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