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The Iliad (Bk I)

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, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another.

And which of the gods was it that set them on to quarrel? It was the son of Jove and Leto; for he was angry with the king and sent a pestilence upon the host to plague the people, because the son of Atreus had dishonoured Chryses his priest. Now Chryses had come to the ships of the Achaeans to free his daughter, and had brought with him a great ransom: moreover he bore in his hand the sceptre of Apollo wreathed with a suppliant's wreath and he besought the Achaeans, but most of all the two sons of Atreus, who were their chiefs.
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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (5/11/2019 12:39:00 AM)

    Thank you very much PH for this opportunity to read the Great poet Homer again

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (5/10/2019 10:53:00 PM)

    The great epic classic poem penned by the equally great Homer.

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (5/10/2019 9:48:00 PM)

    One of the greatest tales written..

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/10/2019 1:34:00 PM)

    The great, the great the great Homer. tony

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/10/2019 8:58:00 AM)

    She shall grow old in my House! ! ! 🏡✔

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (5/10/2019 5:32:00 AM)

    Great Greek Epic poem by Homer is similar to Mahabharata by Poet Vyasa! Character Achilles is like Karna of Mahabharata! These Epics are immortal sure!

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