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Book: The Illiad (Homer)

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    54923
    • Homer_British_Museum.jpg
    • Contributed by Homer (translated by Samuel Butler)
    • Poet at Ancient Greece

    The Iliad 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 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.

    Thumbnail: The Fight for the body of Patroclus, 1892 (Public Domain; A. J. Church- via Wikipedia)