a long Greek epic poem, ascribed to Homer, dealing with events near the end of the Trojan War
Origin of IliadClassical Latin Ilias (gen. Iliadis) ; from Classical Greek Ilias (poi?sis), (poem) concerning Troy ; from Ilios, Ilium, Troy
The older of the two surviving ancient Greek epic poems, traditionally ascribed to Homer but containing material composed orally over several centuries. It begins with the wrathful withdrawal of the Greek hero Achilles from the fighting in the Trojan War and ends after his return to slay the Trojan hero Hector.
- A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of the above-mentioned Homeric text.
From Ancient Greek Ἰλιάς (Ilias), the poem about Ἴλιον (Ilion), an alternate name for Troy.