Search Results: Iliad

Search

Remove Ads
Advertisement

Search Results

Iliad
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Iliad

Homer's Iliad describes the final year of the Trojan War, a legendary conflict between an alliance of Greek cities and the city of Troy in Anatolia. It was probably written in the 8th century BCE after a long oral tradition. The Greeks themselves...
Patroclus
Definition by Liana Miate

Patroclus

Patroclus is a figure from Greek mythology who fought in the Trojan War and was most famous for his close friendship with the Greek hero, Achilles. He followed Achilles to Troy and would ultimately die because of him and his actions. Patroclus'...
History of the Iliad and the Trojan War
Video by Kelly Macquire

History of the Iliad and the Trojan War

The Iliad covers not the entire Trojan War, but begins in the midst of events in the final year of battle, after nine years of siege, and only spans 52 days. By the time The Iliad was written down in the eighth century BCE by the epic poet...
Homer
Definition by James Lloyd

Homer

Homer (c. 750 BCE) is perhaps the greatest of all epic poets and his legendary status was well established by the time of Classical Athens. He composed (not wrote, since the poems were created and transmitted orally, they were not written...
Thersites
Definition by Athanasios Fountoukis

Thersites

Thersites is a character in the Iliad who made a stand against Agamemnon and the enterprise of the Trojan War. Homer chose to add Thersites’ speech after Achilles’ infamous dispute with Agamemnon, probably to emphasize the struggles that...
The World of the Iliad, c. 1200 BCE
Image by Simeon Netchev

The World of the Iliad, c. 1200 BCE

A map illustrating the location of notable towns and the distribution of rulers and heroes as mentioned in Homer's Iliad, retelling the final year of the Achaean (Ancient Greek) War against the city of Troy in western Anatolia. The Trojan...
Diomedes
Definition by Liana Miate

Diomedes

Diomedes is the king of Argos and a hero in Greek mythology. He was one of the leading warriors in the Trojan War, with the reputation of being gifted and strong in combat. He contributed 80 ships to the Greek forces in the Trojan War and...
Trojan War
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Trojan War

The Trojan War was fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age. The story has grabbed the imagination for millennia but a conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred...
Ambrosian Iliad
Image by Unknown

Ambrosian Iliad

Picture 47 of the Ambrosian Iliad - an illuminated manuscript of Homer's work dating to the 5th century CE) - showing Achilles making a sacrifice to Zeus in order to ensure Patroclus' safe return (from the Iliad book 16, 220-252).
Odyssey
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey is an epic poem written in the 8th century BCE which describes the long voyage home of the Greek hero Odysseus. The mythical king sails back to Ithaca with his men after the Trojan War but is beset by all kinds of delays and...
Membership