The Iliad - The killing fields of Troy

Homer (c.750 BC), translated by Kline, A. S. (contact-email)

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The Iliad, attributed to Homer and dating to the 8th century BC, is an epic poem originating from Ancient Greek oral traditions, detailing key aspects of the mythical Trojan War. It is set in the Bronze Age, centuries prior to its writing, and focuses on Achilles, a Greek warrior, and his conflicts with Agamemnon and Trojan Hector, as a microcosm of the broader war narrative. Acknowledged for its literary excellence and profound portrayal of conflict, The Iliad stands as a seminal text in European literature, particularly influential from the Renaissance onwards. Modern archaeological findings have affirmed the existence of Troy, as described by Homer, lending historical credibility to the epic’s setting and events.

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Kline, A. S.

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