The Iliad is an Ancient Greek epic poem by Homer that was first published around 762 BCE.


Read our full plot summary and analysis of The Iliad, chapter-by-chapter breakdowns, and more.


See a complete list of the characters in The Iliad and in-depth analyses of Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector, Zeus, and Hera.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Iliad, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.


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Quick Quizzes

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Further Study

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