Iliad Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Iliad by Homer.

  • The Iliad Summary & Study Guide
  • 38 Student Essays
  • 2 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 27 Literature Criticisms
  • 1 Book Notes
  • ...and more
  • 30 Iliad Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Iliad Summary

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...

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Study Pack

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The Iliad Study Guide

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