The Iliad is the oldest surviving work of Greek literature, written by Homer in the 8th century BC. It is an epic poem, with 24 chapters, based on the attack on Troy by the Mycenaeans. The poem includes early Greek myths and legends.
The story occurs during the Trojan War and tells the story of the wrath of Achilles, the death and funeral of Hector, and the siege of Troy.
Important characters in the Iliad include Achilles, Odysseus, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Priam, Hector, Paris, and Helen. Find out more about them with our cast of characters: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/classical-studies/the-iliad-list-characters
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