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The Iliad


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


Read an overview of the entire poem or a line by line Summary and Analysis.


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

Main Ideas

Here's where you'll find analysis about the poem as a whole.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the poem by reading these key quotes.

Teacher's Handbook

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