Iliad

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From Ancient Greek Ἰλιάς (Ilias), the poem about Ἴλιον (Ilion), an alternate name for Troy.

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Iliad

  1. A famous ancient Greek epic poem about the Trojan War, attributed to Homer.
  2. Any long tragic story.
    • 1907: Gilbert Parker, The Weavers - [As they] listened to the tale he unfolded, some glow of pity must have possessed them; for it was an Iliad of herculean struggle against absolute disaster, ending with the bitter news of his grandfather's death.

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Iliad (plural Iliads)

  1. A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of the above-mentioned Homeric text.

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