The Iliad

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Achilles (Greek mythology) - 466 pages
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The 'Iliad' is the story of a few days' fighting in the tenth year of the legendary war between the Greeks and the Trojans, which broke out when Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, abducted Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. After a quarrel between the Greek commander, Agamemnon, and the greatest of the Greek warriors, Achilles, the gods became more closely involved in the action. Their intervention led to the tragic death of Hector, the Trojan leader, and to the final defeat of the Trojans.
  

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Contents

THE ILIAD I Quarrel oath and promise i
1
Assembly and muster of armies
18
Hi Duelling for a haunted lady
43
rv A bowshot bringing war
57
A hero strives with gods
73
Interludes in field and city
98
A combat and a rampart
113
The battle swayed by Zeus
127
Beguilement on Mount Ida
240
The Lord of Storm
255
A ship fired a tide turned
276
Contending for a soldier fallen
300
The immortal shield
321
The avenger fasts and arms
338
The clash of man and river
364
Desolation before Troy
381

A visit of emissaries
143
a foray
164
Prowess and wounds of Achaeans
180
The rampart breached
204
Assault on the ships
217
xxih A friend consigned to death
396
A grace given in sorrow
421
Glossary and index of names
445
Maps of real places
467
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Homer was a legendary early Greek poet and rhapsode traditionally credited with the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey, commonly assumed to have lived in the 8th century BC.

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