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In this Attic red-figure Crater (c480 BCE), he wounds Aeneas in the hip (with a spear, not a rock as in the ILIAD), and Aphrodite grabs hold to rescue her son.
Fighting resumes in book 11, and after Agamemnon has his aristeia and is driven from the field by a wound to his elbow, Diomedes again takes the lead.
In this Attic red-figure cup (c480 BCE), Hector breaks his spear on Achilles' shield, and Achilles advances with drawn sword--again, different from the ILIAD, where Hector advances with drawn sword and is stabbed by Achilles with a spear in the throat.
www.uark.edu /campus-resources/achilles/iliad/iliad.html   (2000 words)

  Iliad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iliad (Ancient Greek Ἰλιάς, Ilias) is, together with the Odyssey, one of the two principal ancient Greek epic poems.
The first word of the Iliad is mēnin, "rage" or "wrath." This word announces the major theme of the Iliad: the wrath of Achilles.
The Iliad and the Odyssey were considered by Greeks of the classical age and after as the most important works in Ancient Greek literature, and were the basis of Greek pedagogy in antiquity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iliad   (2729 words)

 Iliad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Iliad (Ancient Greek Ιλιάς, Ilias) is, along with the Odyssey, one of the two major Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer, a supposedly blind Ionian poet.
The epics are considered by most modern scholars to be the oldest literature in the Greek language, though some classical Greeks thought that the works of the poet Hesiod were composed earlier.
The Iliad and the Odyssey are traditionally dated to the 8th century BC, but many scholars now prefer a date of the 7th century BC (e.g.
www.tocatch.info /en/TheIliad.htm   (2655 words)

 The Humaness of Iliad's Gods - LitWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although gods of The Iliad possess emotions and physical characteristics of humans, the gods are not human.
Achilles’ rage persists throughout The Iliad until his rage is pacified by restoration of his honor.
Gods of The Iliad, as all gods, maintain a sense of obligation to their followers, but the gods are swayed by emotions.
litmuse.maconstate.edu /litwiki/index.php/The_Humaness_of_Iliad's_Gods   (1341 words)

The Iliad is the first of the two great Greek epic poems ascribed to Homer, the second being the Odyssey.
Set during the tenth (last) year of the Trojan War, the Iliad sings of how Achilles, the greatest Greek warrior, abandons the fight after king Agamemnon, the Greek commander in chief, takes an attractive captive Briseis who had been originally awarded to Achilles as a slave.
The death of Patroclus, Achilles' dearest friend, at the hands of the Trojan hero Hector, brings Achilles back for revenge, and he slays Hector.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/i/il/iliad.html   (322 words)

The reason for the constant repetitions in the Iliad is that Homer composed in an oral style, which involved the improvisation of poetry without the aid of writing.
The word 'tragedy' primarily used of a dramatic work, that is, a play in which a central character called a tragic protagonist or hero suffers some serious misfortune which is not accidental and therefore meaningless, but is significant in that the misfortune is logically connected with the hero's actions.
In the Iliad, a sense of the futility of human action is conveyed by the use of dramatic irony, especially when Homer depicts his characters unknowingly doing things which lead them to their own doom and contrasts their ignorance with the gods' knowledge of their fate.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/dunkle/studyguide/homer.htm   (7284 words)

 Homer's Iliad - History for Kids!
The story of Homer's Iliad begins in the middle of the Trojan War, just at the end of the Bronze Age in Greece.
The Iliad begins with a fight between the leader of the Greeks, King Agamemnon of Mycenae, and the Greeks' best fighter, King Achilles (uh-KILL-eez).
The Iliad of Homer (Oxford Myths and Legends), by Barbara Leonie Picard.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/literature/iliad.htm   (533 words)

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He divides the first twenty-two books of the Iliad into sixteen different songs, and treats as ridiculous the belief that their amalgamation into one regular poem belongs to a period earlier than the age of Peisistratus.
To believe the author of the Iliad a mere compiler, is to degrade the powers of human invention; to elevate analytical judgment at the expense of the most ennobling impulses of the soul; and to forget the ocean in the contemplation of a polypus.
Yet this he has supplied with a vaster variety of incidents and events, and crowded with a greater number of councils, speeches, battles, and episodes of all kinds, than are to be found even in those poems whose schemes are of the utmost latitude and irregularity.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/etext04/iliad10a.txt   (16758 words)

 The Classics Pages - The Iliad: discussion and interactive game
The human race is not divided up, in the Iliad, into conquered persons, slaves, suppliants, on the one hand, and conquerors and chiefs on the other.
The Iliad Game is still the most sophisticated thing on the Classics Pages (five years after I wrote it).
The Iliad was composed - whether written or not - to be listened to, not read (and of course silent reading was unknown in Greece).
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~loxias/iliad.htm   (1137 words)

 The Iliad
The Iliad is a great poem, but also one which presents a number of difficulties for the first-time reader.
The Iliad is a very long poem, and it is hard to keep all of the people, places, and events straight.
The Iliad and Odyssey were composed in a culture in which art played a central role.
academic.reed.edu /humanities/110Tech/Iliad.html   (1215 words)

 Amazon.com: The Iliad : (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio): Books: Homer,Bernard ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I have read the Iliad and the Odyssey several times and I think that the Fagles translation is the best and most immediate version of the story that I have read.
But The Iliad was an oral poem to begin with, and for those who want to hear it, regardless of having read it or not, there is no better place to start.
His reading of Homer's ILIAD is intense and riveting and a must for fans of the poem in English.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140275363?v=glance   (2006 words)

 Stanley Lombardo Reads Homer's The Iliad in Ancient Greek
But in telling the story in the Iliad, Homer focuses not on the famous strategem of the Wooden Horse and the final battle but instead on the outbreak of a personal quarrel within the Greek ranks, and discovers in this unlikely source the seed of a tragedy which will overwhelm victors and vanquished alike.
As it opens with this episode of internecine strife, the Iliad draws us into a world of warrior aristocrats for whom honor, gained and regained in the front lines of battle, is paramount.
The rest of the Iliad works out (the) consequences, charting the course of Achilles' rage as it intensifies, changes directions, and finally subsides.
wiredforbooks.org /iliad   (434 words)

 Device Profile: iRex iLiad mobile eBook reader
The iLiad's paper display "reads just like paper, and is perceived as such by the human eye," the company says.
The iLiad has a touchscreen display and stylus, allowing it to be used for note-taking and marginalia-scribbling, in addition to just reading.
The iLiad can operate between 0 and 90 degrees F (0 to 50 degree C), and can withstand storage temperatures from -36 to 126 degrees F (-20 to 70 degrees C).
www.linuxdevices.com /articles/AT9929449485.html   (663 words)

 Aristotle's Poetics: Notes on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
This formulation is (of course) simplistic, and leaves much unsaid; but it is obviously not intended as a full analysis of the two epics (the question to ask is not whether Aristotle has produced a satisfactory account of the two poems, but whether it is posible to do better in one short sentence).
One point to note is that the deaths of Patroclus and Hector are examples of violence inflicted by enemy on enemy, 'there is nothing pitiable either in the action itself or in its imminence, except in respect of the actual suffering in itself' (ch.
It seems, then, that in the Iliad there is a relatively small core of events which are essential to the progress of the plot, and round this is built a much larger mass of events that are not essential to the development of the plot.
www.leeds.ac.uk /classics/resources/poetics/poet-hom.htm   (3825 words)

 The Iliad by Homer. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
This particular version of the Iliad, the story of the siege of Troy, is a translation by Samuel Butler, first published in 1898.
This part of Achilles' behavior can even be seen as the Iliad in a nutshell: the Greeks come close to destruction because of the wrath of Achilles, but this wrath is quenched and the Greeks escape destruction.
So I have not read the original Iliad and Odyssey, But I have been reading several translations of Iliad and Odyssey, along with the poems of Lord Alfred Tennyson (Ulysses, Idylls of the King, Lotus Eaters).
www.online-literature.com /homer/iliad   (2814 words)

 Iliad Summary & Essays - Homer
We still use expressions like “Achilles’ heel,” “Trojan horse,” or “the face that launched a thousand ships,” all with roots in the Iliad or the mythic cycle on which it is based, nearly 3,000 years after the poem was written.
Among the things for which the Iliad is most famous are its use of epithets, or formulaic phrases to describe an individual, an object, or even some events.
For more than 1,500 years the Iliad and the Odyssey set the standard by which epic poetry, if not all poetry of any kind, was judged.
www.enotes.com /iliad   (306 words)

 War and the Iliad - NYRB Classics
War and the Iliad is a perfect introduction to the range of Homer's art as well as a provocative and rewarding demonstration of the links between literature, philosophy, and questions of life and death.
Simone Weil's The Iliad, or the Poem of Force is one of her most celebrated works—an inspired analysis of Homer's epic that presents a nightmare vision of combat as a machine in which all humanity is lost.
Bespaloff's account of the Iliad brings out Homer's novelistic approach to character and the existential drama of his characters' choices; it is marked, too, by a tragic awareness of how the Iliad speaks to times and places where there is no hope apart from war.
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 The Virtual Iliad
The first day of the four days of battle described in the "present form" in the Iliad is over, and no advantage has been won by either side.
The battle that we have experienced directly in the Iliad so far is over, and hence this book will begin what will be the second battle.
The Iliad does not end suprisisingly with the Trojan Horse and the defeat of Priam's city, but however with the death and return of Hector.
www.velocity.net /~jutman/virtiliad.htm   (7864 words)

 Homer's Iliad, and the city of Troy
Troy VII is the level most associated with the Iliad, and Trojan War.
Nylander (a world renowned archaeologist) has debated that the date of the cities destruction is as low as 1200-1190 B.C. based on the Mycenaean goods which were imported during its existence.
The Iliad varies depending on which translation a peron reads and may have a different name, but they are all the same story.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Quarters/2471/Troy.html   (2419 words)

 ILIAD - An Offline Search Engine *A NASA Learning Technologies Project*   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Using agent technology, ILIAD provides intelligent, selective access to Internet information through two avenues; a simple low-cost email interface, and a Web-based form.
ILIAD by email is optimal for users who have no Web access, are vision impaired, or prefer quick searching the Web via the command line.
ILIAD by Web also searches the Internet and provides the same time saving benefit.
prime.jsc.nasa.gov /iliad   (196 words)

 Amazon.com: The Iliad of Homer (Phoenix Books): Books: Homer,Richmond Lattimore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Journey back to 1,200 BC to the ninth year of the Trojan War...join the millions of readers throughout history who have lent their imaginations to the ancient bard Homer and have come to understand the wrath of Achilles....
Lattimore where he provides an analysis of the poem, the Iliad in the context of the story of Troy, the unity of the poem and the figures that populate this heroic tale.
Many scholars have regarded Lattimore's as the finest translation of the Iliad and I think that time has proved this to be an accurate prediction.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0226469409?v=glance   (2120 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Classical Studies: Greek: Homer: Iliad, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A Collection of Similes from the Iliad of Homer - A searchable compilation of Homeric similes, including bibliography and links to English and Greek texts.
Homer's Iliad and John Woo's FaceOff - Article claiming a number of similarities between the works.
The Iliad of Homer - Complete chapter indexed hypertext of Butler's translation, rendered into English prose.
dmoz.org /Arts/Classical_Studies/Greek/Homer/Iliad,_The   (234 words)

 Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are a major part of ancient history, especially that of
This site, by means of a purely educational and learning mission, has put together a collaboration of materials and works by our team that we feel will help you to understand and get more out of Homer and his/her/their works.
The Iliad and the Odyssey are believed to have been major parts of a young Greek's education, and today we see these great works incorporated into the curriculuum of almost every high school in America.
library.thinkquest.org /19300/data/homer.htm   (192 words)

 Study Guide for Reading Homer's Iliad
The most important parts of the Iliad are Books 1-3, 6, 9, 15-24.
The theme of the mutilation of the corpse will be important throughout the epic; it is the title of an important book by Charles Segal.
The Iliad is famous for its extended similes.
www.temple.edu /classics/iliadho.html   (2691 words)

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