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The Iliad Study Guide by Course Hero What's Inside ABOUT THE TITLE Iliad is Greek for "poem about Ilium," which is an alternate name for the city of Troy, the setting of the Trojan War. j Book Basics ................................................................................................. 1 d In Context ..................................................................................................... 1 d In Context a Author Biography ..................................................................................... 2 h Characters .................................................................................................. 3 Trojan War k Plot Summary ............................................................................................. 7 Based on its prominence in Homer's work, the Trojan War was c Book Summaries .................................................................................... 12 g Quotes ........................................................................................................ 30 l Symbols ..................................................................................................... 32 a central and defining event of Greek prehistory. It is believed to have been fought in the 13th or 12th century BCE. The continued interest in it in Homer's time, approximately 400 years later, is significant. Greek city-states were fiercely independent and perpetually at war with one another, yet m Themes ............ ...
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