Iliad

noun Il·i·ad \ ˈi-lē-əd , -ˌad \

Definition of Iliad

1 a :a series of miseries or disastrous events
b :a series of exploits regarded as suitable for an epic
2 :a long narrative; especially :an epic in the Homeric tradition

Iliadic

play \ˌi-lē-ˈa-dik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of iliad

Iliad, ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, from Latin Iliad-, Ilias, from Greek, from Ilion Troy


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