The Siege of Troy
An extract from the famous poem of Homer, the Iliad. Through this epic, Homer presents the Greek world-view, a view of life where men are seen as a base metal beaten and shaped by the gods and fate until their inner golden nature is revealed. He showed the Greeks more than just heroic deeds; his poetic genius drew aside the curtain of outer events and gave a vivid picture of the inner forces there at work. Introduction, text and notes.