Iliad definition

  • noun:
    • The older regarding the two enduring ancient Greek epic poems, traditionally ascribed to Homer but containing material composed by mouth over a number of centuries. It begins with the wrathful detachment of the Greek hero Achilles through the combat in the Trojan War and comes to an end after their go back to slay the Trojan hero Hector.
    • a certain version, edition, interpretation, or backup for the above-mentioned Homeric text.
    • A celebrated Greek epic poem, in twenty-four books, on destruction of Ilium, the ancient Troy. The Iliad is ascribed to Homer.
    • one of several two great Greek epic poems of primitive antiquity (one other being the Odyssey), caused by Homer.
    • a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) explaining the siege of Troy
  • proper-noun:
    • A famous ancient greek language epic poem about the Trojan War, related to Homer.
    • Any long tragic story.

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