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The Iliad PDF, ePub eBook Homer's epic poem telling the story of the darkest episode in the ten-year-long Trojan War, retold for younger readers The Iliad is one of the greatest works of literature ever written. It has inspired readers and listeners for millennia. The story tells of the Trojan War, fought between the Trojans, led by King Priam, and the Greeks, led by King Agamemnon. At its center is Homer's epic poem telling the story of the darkest episode in the ten-year-long Trojan War, retold for younger readers The Iliad is one of the greatest works of literature ever written. It has inspired readers and listeners for millennia. The story tells of the Trojan War, fought between the Trojans, led by King Priam, and the Greeks, led by King Agamemnon. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge—even though he knows this will ensure his own untimely death. This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers.

30 review for The Iliad

  1. 4 out of 5

    Janine Calupitan

    rage of achilles drives the story

  2. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    Week 5: Epic This 15,000 line poem tells the story of battles between the Greeks and the Trojans. The war began when Paris, a young Greek Prince, took Helen away from her Trojan husband, Menelaus. Menelaus and his brother, King Agamemnon, sail to Troy with an army to take back Helen. Although the Greek and Trojan war lasted for ten long years, the Iliad focuses on the few days of fighting that take place between the Greeks and Trojans as well as the argument between Achilles and King Agamemnon a Week 5: Epic This 15,000 line poem tells the story of battles between the Greeks and the Trojans. The war began when Paris, a young Greek Prince, took Helen away from her Trojan husband, Menelaus. Menelaus and his brother, King Agamemnon, sail to Troy with an army to take back Helen. Although the Greek and Trojan war lasted for ten long years, the Iliad focuses on the few days of fighting that take place between the Greeks and Trojans as well as the argument between Achilles and King Agamemnon and how it effected the war. "The Iliad" is appropriate for ages 10+ (Grades 4+). I have always been interested in Greek Mythology, especially the particular part in time labeled as "The Iliad" but this book was a little hard to read. I was able to pick out and retain certain pieces of information from this book that I am familiar with, but other parts were confusing and were lost on me. Unless VERY interested in history and Greek Mythology, I don't think that young children will like this book. There are a lot of words and names that are hard to pronounce and the introduction of the Gods to the battle makes the plot confusing and jumbled. I think this book would be better suited for a research assignment done by a high school student.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ira Armstead

    I loved the action, I lived the thrill, not a big fan of war but I loved it. Normally a story about war is about capturing land or something like that but to regain a war prize… a woman, its different. One thing I liked about it the most was the actual Trojan horse itself, and the strategy to get into the gates of troy.. flawless. Another thing was ma boy Achilies; ruthless with the sword and fierce with rage made it more exciting to read, and that he fights for his honor…. Not for the kings sak I loved the action, I lived the thrill, not a big fan of war but I loved it. Normally a story about war is about capturing land or something like that but to regain a war prize… a woman, its different. One thing I liked about it the most was the actual Trojan horse itself, and the strategy to get into the gates of troy.. flawless. Another thing was ma boy Achilies; ruthless with the sword and fierce with rage made it more exciting to read, and that he fights for his honor…. Not for the kings sake or anyone else’s but for his own. The fierce battle between hector and achilies was great, he ought over his best friend, and avenged him. The thing that I didn’t like Was the fact that he drug the body of hector around for so long and didn’t wanna give it back to king priam.. that’s not what a man does especially after killing a man in front of his father.(168)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Drewpope

    Summary Tease This starts nine years after the start of the Trojan War. There’s a struggle between cultures and sets of people, being solved through violence and war. A plague sets in to the Achaeans and the prophets declare the source of the problem is a kidnapped maiden. The Achaean king gives the maiden back to the kingdom, but they declare war against the people they stole this girl from. In between violent battles and mythological ties, the story of the Iliad by Homer creates a struggle with Summary Tease This starts nine years after the start of the Trojan War. There’s a struggle between cultures and sets of people, being solved through violence and war. A plague sets in to the Achaeans and the prophets declare the source of the problem is a kidnapped maiden. The Achaean king gives the maiden back to the kingdom, but they declare war against the people they stole this girl from. In between violent battles and mythological ties, the story of the Iliad by Homer creates a struggle with many nations over many years. The story includes the warrior Achilles, and depicts the wars that he fights and that he survives. The story is also about the victims of Achilles and the fallen that were by his hand.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tara Frye

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book made me so mad. I mean during this time they were honoring heroic code and I don't think any of the characters were really honoring that. I mean Paris got his brother to do all his fighting even though it was his problem not hectors. Paris was the one who decided to steal Helen away from her husband. It's his problem why didn't he honor the heroic code? I understand why hector did it but still I wouldn't have done that. It's not very heroic to me to fight over a girl. I understand why This book made me so mad. I mean during this time they were honoring heroic code and I don't think any of the characters were really honoring that. I mean Paris got his brother to do all his fighting even though it was his problem not hectors. Paris was the one who decided to steal Helen away from her husband. It's his problem why didn't he honor the heroic code? I understand why hector did it but still I wouldn't have done that. It's not very heroic to me to fight over a girl. I understand why acheles was upset I mean Paris stole his wife. Other than that I don't think anyone really honored heroic code and it made me mad

  6. 5 out of 5

    Martin Roche

    Fantastic tale of life in the Gods versus Greeks world. A very very entertaining exploration of peoples beliefs and a truly well worth it read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Swayze

    So much blood...so much...

  8. 5 out of 5

    John

    The first work of Western Literature. It measured up.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    jehd recommendations

  10. 4 out of 5

    Layland

  11. 5 out of 5

    A

  12. 5 out of 5

    Clare Gelber

  13. 5 out of 5

    Abrion

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cody Bevel

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tresto

  16. 5 out of 5

    Andrei Chirculescu

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Waibel

  18. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Patrick

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

  20. 4 out of 5

    Josh

  21. 5 out of 5

    Adam Hoffer

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dustin Barron

  23. 5 out of 5

    Beth Jones

  24. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tony Nguyen

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jackson Sanders

  27. 5 out of 5

    Enrique

  28. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amr Almaktari

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