The iliad a major founding work of european literature is usually dated to around the 8th century bc and attributed to homer it is an epic poem written in ancient greek but assumed to be derived from earlier oral sources and tells much of the story of the legendary trojan war between mainland greece and the city of troy in asia minor. The iliad bk i by homer sing o goddess the anger of achilles son of peleus that brought countless ills upon the achaeans many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to hades page. Bk xxiv552 620 achilles releases hectors corpse to priam do not ask me to sit down beloved of zeus replied the aged king while hector s corpse lies neglected by the huts but give him back to me swiftly so my eyes can gaze on him and accept the ransom the princely ransom i bring. Popes translation of homers iliad books i vi xxii xxiv volume 1 bk 6 bk 22 bk 24 homer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this historic book may have numerous typos and missing text purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher not indexed not illustrated 1899 edition
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