iliad iliad  /ˈɪ li əd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy

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  • Trust Me, Assigning Summer Reading Is Totally Pointless

    I am all for torturing children. As the overlord of a 9 th  grade classroom, I forced them to memorize sections of  The Aeneid , socked them with the one-two punch of  The Odyssey  and  The Iliad  and finished them off on a Shakespearian rack. Let them suffer, I say.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire

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  1. "He was a quiet man, diligent and decorous, yet one who was unexpectedly equal to the swagger and savagery of Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' in a way no one had managed before him," Princeton humanities professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet...
    on Aug 31, 2006 By: Paul Muldoon Source: Leading The Charge

  2. He says, "If one puts an infinite number of monkeys in front of (strongly built) typewriters, and lets them clap away, there is a certainty that one of them would come out with an exact version of the Iliad".Having said this, Taleb asks "Now...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Source: Daily News & Analysis (blog)

  3. "The unique mask looks even better than the famous image of King Agamemnon, the Greek anti-hero described by Homer in the Iliad," Kitov said after making the discovery.
    on Jan 7, 2005 By: Georgi Kitov Source: Sofia Echo

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