The war that killed Achilles by

The Illiad is one of those books pretty much everyone has heard of, and most have an idea of the storyline, but not as many have actually read it. I did read it at some point, but at college we looked at The Odyssey and not this one

Still, I’ve seen Troy so that means I’m all good, right? I kid, I kid, although I do have a bit of an interest in rewatching that film now…

I really enjoyed this book, it is so readable and understandable, even though I’m not very familiar with the poem it is discussing I never felt lost.

However, because of my lack of knowledge about the Illiad I cannot really comment on her commentary or understanding of events and characters. It all makes sense in her argument, but I don’t have the knowledge to argue against any of it.

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