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Everyone's definition of Iliad here on UD is Whack (cept for maybe munkee's). First of all, a poem doesn't have to rhyme (dumbass).

The word Iliad roughly translates to Troy.
The epic poem Iliad was supposedly written by a man named Homer, who may or may not have existed.
Iliad and Odyssey. Greek Literature.
by Mechaking Ghidorah January 23, 2007
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Greek epic poem by Homer; widely considered the first work in Western literature. Tells the story of a small period of time during the Trojan War, focusing mainly on the character Achilles.

The original Greek version was spoken in rhythm to a lyre by a traveling musician-writer known as a rhapsode, not unlike a modern rapper. In fact, the term rapper comes from the word rhapsode.

There are many English translations, many of which are in the form of prose rather than poetry.

It is a very slow-moving story, regardless of translation, mostly because half of it is spent shouting out the names of hundreds of different Greeks and Trojans who died during the war, due to the fact that it would have been recited for Greek aristocrats who believed they had ancestry from that period.
Student 1: My English teacher's making me read the Iliad.
Student 2: Bummer, dude!

Homer: Thus ended Erophobus of Lesbos. Holla!
Greek Nobleman: Dude! He was totally my great-great-uncle!
by ebolamunkee October 02, 2006
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The most epic story ever! The Iliad means "A poem about Illium(troy)". It was sung by the legendary greek poet, Homer. It was crafted in dectylic hexameter, would have been performed to the music of the lyre. The Illiad has it all, love, hate, trust, betrayal, sex, chastity, mercy, wrath, gentleness, and violence. It truly is everything you could want from a story(except brevity) wrapped up into one package.
The Iliad is all around great! I hope they make an anime about it.
by INTP July 25, 2009
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Greek epic poem by Homer; widely considered the first work in Western literature. Tells the story of a small period of time during the Trojan War, focusing mainly on the character Achilles.

The original Greek version was spoken in rhythm to a lyre by a traveling musician-writer known as a rhapsode, not unlike a modern rapper. In fact, the term rapper comes from the word rhapsode.

There are many English translations, many of which are in the form of prose rather than poetry.

It is a very slow-moving story, regardless of translation, mostly because half of it is spent shouting out the names of hundreds of different Greeks and Trojans who died during the war.
Student 1: My English teacher's making me read the Iliad.
Student 2: Bummer, dude!

Homer: Thus ended Erophobus of Lesbos. Holla!
Greek Nobleman: Dude! He totally quoth the name of my great-great uncle!
by ebolamunkee September 28, 2006
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some book some guy wrote that he thinks is a poem. Damnit its not a poem you idiots! it doesnt even rhyme. maybe he called it a poem so he could sound smart or something like that. oh well. the only cool part in that book was when everyone was kicking the son of some guy's ass.
by jeremy the c May 19, 2004
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stupid excuse for a piece of literature. why are we even made to study this useless piece of crap? it's a waste of time.
our topic for english class is the Iliad. FUCKIT
by xpressmusic September 27, 2009
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A place full of noisy computers which only about 50% work.

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Dont get your phone out in here
by Eric February 11, 2005
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