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From Ancient Greek Ἰλιάς (Iliás), the poem about Ἴλιον (Ílion), an alternate name for Troy.
- A famous ancient Greek epic poem about the Trojan War, attributed to Homer.
ancient Greek epic poem about the Trojan War
Iliad (plural Iliads)
- A specific version, edition, translation, or copy of the above-mentioned Homeric text.
- 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.