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Iliad

The Iliad (“poem about Ilion, or Troy”) is an epic poem attributed to Homer (ca. 700 BC). Divided into twenty-four books, the poem deals with an episode that takes place during the tenth year of the Trojan War.

The story focuses on the Greek hero Achilles. After a quarrel with his commander-in-chief, Agamemnon, withdraws from the fighting. But when his compatriot – later sources claim lover – Patroclus is killed in battle by the Trojan champion Hector, Achilles returns to the battlefield. The Greek hero then confronts and kills Hector.

Romantic love in Homer

Romantic love in Homer

Some material in a doctoral thesis never makes the final cut, but can instead be turned into articles. An example is a peer-reviewed article that I wrote about romantic love in the Homeric epics.

Written by Josho Brouwers

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