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


Read one-minute Sparklet summaries, the detailed book-by-book Summary & Analysis, the Full Poem Summary, or the Full Poem Analysis of The Iliad.


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

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.

Further Study

Go further in your study of The Iliad with background information and Homer and the poem, movie adaptations, and links to the best resources around the web.