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  1. The Iliad Summary from LitCharts | The creators of SparkNotes
  2. The Iliad by Homer
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Iliad of Homer by Homer. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. Download our free ePUB, PDF or MOBI eBooks to read on almost any device — your desktop, iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, site Kindle and more. The Iliad. BOOK I. Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying .

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INTRODUCTION. In rendering the Iliad the translator has in the main followed the same principles as those which guided him in his translation of the Odyssey. THE ILIAD. The Greeks believed that the Iliad and the Odyssey were composed by a Iliad(winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award by. Homer ILIAD Translated by. Stanley Lombardo Introduced by. Sheila Murnaghan For Judy, my wife, Mae, my mother, Ben, my son and Ursula, my daughter.

These books are published in Australia and are out of copyright here. Be sure to check the copyright laws for your country before downloading, reading or sharing them. The old man feared him and obeyed. Not a word he spoke, but went by the shore of the sounding sea and prayed apart to King Apollo whom lovely Leto had borne. If I have ever decked your temple with garlands, or burned your thigh-bones in fat of bulls or goats, grant my prayer, and let your arrows avenge these my tears upon the Danaans. Thus did he pray, and Apollo heard his prayer. He came down furious from the summits of Olympus, with his bow and his quiver upon his shoulder, and the arrows rattled on his back with the rage that trembled within him. He sat himself down away from the ships with a face as dark as night, and his silver bow rang death as he shot his arrow in the midst of them. First he smote their mules and their hounds, but presently he aimed his shafts at the people themselves, and all day long the pyres of the dead were burning. For nine whole days he shot his arrows among the people, but upon the tenth day Achilles called them in assembly—moved thereto by Juno, who saw the Achaeans in their death-throes and had compassion upon them. Then, when they were got together, he rose and spoke among them. Copyright notice These books are published in Australia and are out of copyright here. Popular apps that support ePUB include:

As the battle rages on, the gods give strength and inspiration to their respective champions. Eventually Zeus, planning to shape the conflict by himself so that he may fulfill his promise to Thetis, bans intervention in the war by the other gods.

The Iliad Summary from LitCharts | The creators of SparkNotes

Zeus helps engineer the Trojan advance against the Achaeans. Under immense pressure, the elderly Achaean captain Nestor proposes that an embassy be sent to Achilles in order to convince him to return to battle.

Achilles listens to their pleas but ultimately refuses, stating that he will not stir until the Trojans to attack his own ships.

After a prolonged struggle, the Trojans finally break through the Achaean fortress, threatening to burn the ships and slaughter the Achaeans. Patroclus fights excellently, and the Trojans are repulsed from the ships. He pursues the Trojans all the way to the gates of Troy. Zeus, planning this sequence of events all along, allows Apollo to knock Patroclus over. Desiring revenge on Hector and the Trojans, Achilles reconciles with Agamemnon.

His mother Thetis visits the smith god Hephaestus, who forges new, superhuman armor for Achilles, along with a magnificent shield that depicts the entire world. The next day, Achilles dons his armor and launches into battle, slaughtering numerous Trojans on the plains of Troy. Achilles also fights the river god Xanthus, who becomes upset with Achilles for killing so many Trojans in his waters.

The Iliad by Homer

The Trojans flee from the rage of Achilles and hide inside the walls of Troy. Hector alone remains outside the wall, determined to stand fast against Achilles, but as Achilles approaches him, Hector loses his nerve and begins to run. Achilles chases Hector around the walls of Troy four times, but eventually Hector turns and faces Achilles. With the help of Athena, Achilles kills Hector.

Achilles, still grieving, holds an elaborate funeral for Patroclus, which is followed by a series of commemorative athletic games.

Priam pleads with Achilles for mercy, asking Achilles to remember his own aging father. Priam returns to Troy with Hector, and the Trojans grieve for their loss. Achilles, the greatest of the Achaean fighters, desires revenge on Agamemnon. He calls to his mother Thetis, an immortal sea-nymph, and asks her to beseech Zeus to turn the tide of the war against the Achaeans.

Since Achilles is fated to die a glorious death in battle, an Achaean collapse will help give Achilles glory, allowing him to come to their aid. On the battlefield, Paris and Menelaus agree to duel to end the war.

The Iliad by Homer

Menelaus is victorious, but the Trojans break the agreement sworn to beforehand. The armies plunge into a battle that lasts several days. The tide of battle turns several times, but the Trojan forces under Hector eventually push the Achaeans back to the fortifications they have built around their ships.

Meanwhile, a surrogate conflict is being waged between the gods on behalf of the Trojans and Achaeans. As the battle rages on, the gods give strength and inspiration to their respective champions.

Eventually Zeus, planning to shape the conflict by himself so that he may fulfill his promise to Thetis, bans intervention in the war by the other gods. Zeus helps engineer the Trojan advance against the Achaeans.

Under immense pressure, the elderly Achaean captain Nestor proposes that an embassy be sent to Achilles in order to convince him to return to battle.

The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer

Achilles listens to their pleas but ultimately refuses, stating that he will not stir until the Trojans to attack his own ships. After a prolonged struggle, the Trojans finally break through the Achaean fortress, threatening to burn the ships and slaughter the Achaeans. Patroclus fights excellently, and the Trojans are repulsed from the ships. He pursues the Trojans all the way to the gates of Troy. Zeus, planning this sequence of events all along, allows Apollo to knock Patroclus over.

Desiring revenge on Hector and the Trojans, Achilles reconciles with Agamemnon. His mother Thetis visits the smith god Hephaestus, who forges new, superhuman armor for Achilles, along with a magnificent shield that depicts the entire world. The next day, Achilles dons his armor and launches into battle, slaughtering numerous Trojans on the plains of Troy.

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