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THE ILIAD

"For all practical purposes, Western literature begins with The Iliad."
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Alexander the Great used The Iliad as his guide, the only one he said he needed, to conquer the then-known world. No real education can be considered properly complete without a study of Homer's poetically thorough rendition of the Trojan War.



"As for The Iliad itself, it is the quintessential expression of the heroic ethos in Western culture, and ranks up there with the Bible as a book one 'must' read."
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