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Author: Homer

Year Written: c. 750–650 BCE

Type: Epic poem

Genre: War Literature

Perspective and Narrator:

The Iliad is narrated from a third-person omniscient point of view.

About the Title:

Iliad is Greek for "poem about Ilium," which is an alternate name for the city of Troy, the setting of the Trojan War.


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