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Homer's Iliad

Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Iliad

A central idea in the Iliad - a poetic work by Homer focused on the war for Troy - is the inevitability of death. The poem held a special place in antiquity, and has resonated throughout the millennia since. By Chris Mackie Homer’s Iliad is usually thought...

Contemporary Theatrical Adaptation of Homer’s Iliad

For the first time in the history of the Greek theater, the audience will have the opportunity to watch the theatrical adaptation of The Iliad of Homer. In the Athens Festival, the contemporary adaptation of the Iliad  directed by Stathis...

Homer’s Iliad Translated into South African

After 10 years of long hard work, retired South African university classics professor Richard Whitaker has finished his poetic translation of Homer's war epic The Iliad into the South African language. The translation comprises of a flexible 5-beat line, usually...