The Iliad Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
When and how characters eat is extremely important to the symbolic texture of the Iliad. As you may have noticed, eating is a major social occasion for the Achaian warriors (this is maybe not so su...
Human Work and the Natural World
Often, in the Iliad, the poet will describe something – usually part of a battle – by a long, drawn-out simile. (For more details on the so-called "Homeric simile," see our section on "Writing...