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Iliad, The by Homer (c. 8th cen - c. 8th cen)

The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show evidence of a long oral tradition and hence, multiple authors. The poem concerns events during the tenth and final year in the siege of the city of Iliun, or Troy, by the Greeks. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

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Book I: The quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon

32mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book II: Agamemnon's dream

44mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book III: Paris challenges Menelaus

24mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book IV: A quarrel in Olympus

28mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book V: The exploits of Diomed

46mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book VI: Hector and Andromache

26mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book VII: Hector and Ajax fight

24mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book VIII: The victory of the Trojans

33mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book IX: The embassy to Achilles

38mins

1 Jan 1970

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Book X: Ulysses and Diomed go out as spies

31mins

1 Jan 1970

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