The Iliad, also known as Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium, is a Greek epic story written by Homer. It is the prequel to Homer's Odyssey.

The written version of the tale is thought to be written around eighth century B.C. The story has over 15,000 lines and is written in Homeric Greek. It is among the oldest extant works of Western literature. The

The story is set during a decade-long siege of the city of Troy, also known as Ilium, by a coalition of Greek states. It tells the battles and events during the time of a dispute between Agamemnon of Mycenae and the god-like warrior Achilles. Although the epic takes place in the weeks of the final year of the war, the story alludes to earlier events and many Greek legends about that war by other Greek authors.

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