The Iliad

The Iliad: Biography: Homer

Homer was most likely a blind, Greek poet who lived around 700 BC.  Little is known about Homer, and whether he actually existed is also a mystery.  However, what is certain is that his name has been passed in tandem with the two works attributed to him–The Iliad and The Odyssey.  These poems were first …

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The Iliad: Top Ten Quotes

The Iliad is sometimes translated into modern English prose, but it some translators try to keep a sense of the metrical structure that the original Greek possessed.  A metrical pattern can sometimes be difficult for a modern reader, and there exist various translations of the Iliad that have different metrical, grammatical, and vocabulary structures.  Any …

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The Iliad: Theme Analysis

In Homers Iliad, war is depicted as horrible, bloody, and fruitless.  There are no clear winners in The Iliad. Many people die in vain because of arrogant and emotional decisions made by men.  Achilles directly causes the death of his friend by first refusing to fight, leaving the Greeks at a disadvantage, and then poorly …

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