Iliad of Homer

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The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.

“Mr. Fitzgerald has solved virtually every problem that has plagued translators of Homer. The narrative runs, the dialogue speaks, the military action is clear, and the repetitive epithets become useful text rather than exotic relics.” —The Atlantic Monthly

Pages: 588

Pages: 588



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This translation by Robert Fitzgerald is by far our favorite. While you can choose another version, we anticipate that you will want this one that is easier to read.

  • Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Ancient Greece lapbooks and booklet.
  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 4 weeks in Year 1 Rhetoric Literature class.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: “Continuing” students read this for 4 weeks in Unit 2.



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