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The Iliad By Homer (Download-PDF-Online Reading-Summary)

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The Iliad (/ ɪliəd /; ancient Greek: Ἰλιάς Iliás, pronounced [iː.li.ás] in the classical attic, sometimes called Song of Ilium or Song of Ilion) 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 (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, tells the battles and events during the weeks of a dispute between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the last year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; Previous events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then, the epic narrative takes up the events prophesied for the future, such as the imminent death of Achilles and the fall of Troy, although the narrative ends before these events occur. However, as these events are prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly when it comes to an end, the poem tells a more or less complete story of the Trojan War. The Iliad is combined with something like a sequel, the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer. Along with the Odyssey, the Iliad is among the oldest works of western literature, and its written version usually dates from the eighth century BC. In the modern Vulgate (the accepted standard version), the Iliad contains 15,693 lines; It is written in Homeric Greek, a literary amalgam of Greek Ionic and other dialects. According to Michael Nagler, the Iliad is an epic poem more complicated than The Odyssey. The Iliad is an epic poem in dactyl hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, ells the battles and events during the weeks of a dispute between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the last year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege. Along with the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest works of Western literature, and its written version usually dates from the eighth century BC. The Iliad contains approximately 15,700 lines and is written in a literary amalgam of several Greek dialects. The authorship of the poem is in dispute.

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