The Iliad

The Iliad, by Homer

Call number and location: PA4025.A2 L66 1997 | Melville Library Main Stacks

eText: The Iliad, provided by Project Gutenberg

Possible Paper Topics

  • Explain the symbolism in Achilles’ shield.
  • Analyze the role of family vs. the role of a warrior in this epic.
  • What role do the gods play?
  • What is the author’s message regarding war?
  • What does fire symbolize throughout the text?

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Janet Clarke

Janet Clarke

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