The Iliad

 
 

“Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Zeus fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another…”

The Iliad, Book 1



The Iliad, together with The Odyssey, was the primary source book for life and actions in the ancient world, it is a monumental masterpiece of poetry, and even today it challenges us to consider what it means to be human.



“Together with the Bible, the Iliad represents the foundation of Western literature, thought, and spirituality: of culture in the broadest sense.”

Harold Bloom


“The Iliad is great because all of life is a battle”

G.K. Chesterton

Homer

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