Iliad Collection - Homer - MiniBooks
- The Iliad is an epic poem recounting significant events during a portion of the final year of the Trojan War the Greek siege of the city of Ilion (Troy) hence the title ("pertaining to Ilion"). In twenty-four scrolls, containing 15,693 lines of dactylic hexameter, it tells the wrathful withdrawal from battle of Achilles, the premiere Greek warrior, after King Agamemnon dishonoured him an internecine quarrel disastrous to the Greek cause. This poem establishes most of the events (including Achilles's slaying of Hector) later developed in the Epic Cycle narrative poems recounting the Trojan War events not narrated in the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Dimensions: 5 x 6 x 2 cm each book.