Everything you need to understand or teach Iliad by Homer.
For all practical purposes, Western literature begins with the Iliad. The Epic of Gilgamesh, while at least 1,000 years older, is neither as well-known nor as influential as Homer's work. 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. And at least in terms of the number of copies to survive from antiquity, the poems of Homer are second only to the Bible in popularity.
Although "Iliad" means "the story of Ilion," or Troy, the poem has much more to say about Achilles and Hector than it does about Troy. As the first word of the Greek text suggests ("Rage! Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus's son Achilles"), this poem has a lot to do with anger. Honor, glory, and...
The Iliad Lesson Plans contain 123 pages of teaching material, including: