The Trojan War In The Iliad By Homer
The Iliad describes the final year of the Trojan War, but illustrates several Greek legends, earlier events that took place within the war, and several cause and effects events that occurred within the time frame of the Trojan War. In the end, the poem completely explains what happens within the Trojan War and the numerous events that took place before, during, and after. Historians believe that the original version of the Iliad was written around the 18th century BC, and is considered …show more content…
Homer describes the tremendous, difficult, and challenging journey home from the Trojan War to Ithaca, a ten-year adventure. It is assumed that while Odysseus is on this dangerous journey home, he meets a painful death; his wife and son deal with unruly suitors, who were fighting for the hand in marriage of Penelope. Little does anyone know, Odysseus is alive and well; he is just trapped on an island. Other gods and goddess try to help out Telemachus, his son, and Penelope, his wife, defend for themselves, and protect them from anything and everything in their way of being harmed. Unfortunately, when Odysseus tries to get back into his Palace, there is only ONE way back inside. He must pretend to be a suitor for his wife. Eventually Odysseus reveals himself to all the suitors, his son, and his wife. With the assistance of Athena, all peace is restored for the Palace of Ithaca, and Odysseus’ journey is officially over.
These epic poems tell of the journey of one of the most important battles within the Greeks history, and the trek that Odysseus was forced to endeavor in order to be reunited with his family. Throughout both poems, there are several Greek gods and goddess, all given special abilities and gifts that allow them to become one with the world. For example, Apollo God of Archery, Ares God of war, Hades God of the Underworld, and so much more. The Iliad and the Odyssey are pieces of literature and illustrate the true meaning behind the Greek mythology, without it, who knows where our understanding of the Greeks would