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The Iliad: Book 1

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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
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Thank you PH for giving a chance to read the great Homer once again
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Frustrated 10 October 2018
I find it hard to see a poem here but rather a complete story, that taketh thy dear time away.
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kobe courterelli 22 January 2018
this thing is too long
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Laurie Lewis 04 March 2008
In your opinion Does anyone believe this poem to be 'ethical or Unethical' and why?
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