Essay on The Iliad Is An Epic Poem During The Time Of The Trojan War

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Homer’s Iliad is an epic poem during the time of the Trojan War. Homer’s Iliad epic poem tells the events of what happened in the battles between Troy and the Greeks states during the attack of Troy. The epic focuses on the relationship between Agamemnon and Achilles and the gods of Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Hera and Poseidon. Achilles rage in the Iliad intel’s the activities of the immortals and the gods. In the dispute, through Achilles anger, he played the role of messenger of the gods to disapprove King Agamemnon’s greed by taking captive of Chryseis the daughter of the defeated Achaeans. King Agamemnon angered the gods by being disobedience. The message of this paper is to discuss and to analyze the gods and the immortal’s activities in the Iliad. Homer’s Iliad takes into account that the Greek gods in fact intervene with the Greeks in different perspectives that reveals their motives behind managing the community of the gods and the immortals in the ancient worlds. Patroclus ask for Achilles permission to join the fight as him. Patroclus states “Give me your armor to put on your shoulders; the Trojans might suppose I was you; hold back, and give the Achaeans sons a breather, for breaking spells in war are very few” (Homer Book1). Furthermore, Hector kills Patroclus who was a great warrior as Achilles, but when the god Apollo knocked Patroclus body armor off of him, Hector mistaking Patroclus as Achilles because he was wearing Achilles body armor and died instantly.…

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