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The Iliad is an epic poem recounting the final year of the Trojan War — the Greek siege of the city of Ilion (Troy). It is considered one of the earliest Western works of literature and was written along with the Odyssey as early as the 9th century BC.

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Achilles
   is described as   
The Leader of the Myrmidons
Aeneas
   is described as   
The Cousin of Hector and His Principal Lieutenant
Son of Aphrodite, the only major Trojan figure to survive the war. According to later legends he is said to be the ancestor of the founders of Rome.
Agamemnon
   is described as   
The King of Mycenae
Supreme commander of the Achaean armies whose actions provoke the feud with Achilles; brother of King Menelaus
Agenor
   is described as   
A Trojan Warrior Who Attempts to Fight Achilles in Book 21 of The Illiad.
Ajax the Lesser
   is described as   
An Achaean Commander
Son of Oileus often fights alongside Great Ajax; the two together are sometimes called the “Aeantes.”
Ajax
   is described as   
The Tallest and Strongest Warrior to Fight for the Achaeans
Also known as (Aias) or Telamonian Ajax (he was the son of Telamon) and Greater Ajax
Andromache
   is described as   
Hector's Wife
And mother of their infant son, Astyanax
Antenor
   is described as   
A Trojan Nobleman
Who argues that Helen should be returned to Menelaus in order to end the war.
Antilochus
   is described as   
An Achaean Who Was the Son of Nestor
Aphrodite
   is described as   
The Goddess of Love, Beauty, and Sexual Pleasure
Daughter of Cronus, and wife of Hephaestus. Love of Ares.
Asius
   is described as   
A Trojan Warrior and Charioteer Who Tries to Breach the Greek Walls.
Asteropaeus
   is described as   
A Trojan Warrior Who is Killed by Achilles
Astyanax
   is described as   
The Infant Son of Hector and Andromache
Automedon
   is described as   
Achilles' Charioteer
Calchas
   is described as   
A Powerful Greek Prophet and Omen Reader
He guided the Greeks through the war with his predictions.
Cassandra
   is described as   
The Daughter of Priam and a Prophetess Who Foresees Troy’s Fate but is Ignored
Cebriones
   is described as   
The Son of Priam and Half Brother and Chariot Driver of Hector
Chryseis
   is described as   
Chryses’s Daughter Who Taken As a War Prize by Agamemnon
Chryses
   is described as   
A Priest of Apollo in a Trojan-allied Town
Deiphobus
   is described as   
A Trojan Warrior and a Son of Priam and Brother of Hector
Diomede
   is described as   
The Mistress of Achilles
Diomedes
   is described as   
The Youngest of the Achaean Commanders
(also called "Tydides") - , famous for wounding two gods, Aphrodite and Ares.
Dolon
   is described as   
A Trojan Spy
Sent to the Achaean camp in Book 10 of The Iliad
Eudoros
   is described as   
A Myrmidon Commander.
Euphorbus
   is described as   
A Trojan Warrior Who Wounds Patroclus
Eurybates
   is described as   
A Greek Herald
Eurypylus
   is described as   
An Achaean Leader from Thessaly
Gorgythion
   is described as   
A Son of Priam Killed in Battle by Teucer's Arrow Aimed at Hector
Hecamede
   is described as   
The Daughter of Arsinous
Captured and given as a captive to King Nestor.
Hector
   is described as   
Firstborn Son of King Priam
Leader of the Trojan and allied armies and heir apparent to the throne of Troy
Hecuba
   is described as   
Queen of Troy and Wife of Priam
Mother of 19 children including Hector, Cassandra and Paris
Helen
   is described as   
The Former Queen of Sparta and Wife of Menelaus
Now espoused to Paris
Helenus
   is described as   
A Son of Priam and Hecuba and Seer of the Trojans
Hephaestus
   is described as   
Maker of Armor for Achilles and Was the Husband of Aphrodite
Idomeneus
   is described as   
King of Crete and an Achaean Commander
Imbrius
   is described as   
The Son-in-law to Priam Who is Killed by Teucer
Laocoon
   is described as   
A Trojan Prophet and Son of Priam
Laomedon
   is described as   
The Father of Priam and His Predecessor As King of Troy
Laothoe
   is described as   
A Wife of Priam
Machaon
   is described as   
An Achaean Healer, Wounded by Paris
Menelaus
   is described as   
Helen's Abandoned Husband
Younger brother of Agamemnon and King of Sparta
Menestheus
   is described as   
King of Athens
Remembered for his cowardice in war
Mentes
   is described as   
King of the Cicones
Meriones
   is described as   
An Achaean Captain from Crete
Nestor of Gerênia
   is described as   
The King of Pylos
Son of Neleus and Chloris
Odysseus
   is described as   
The Greek King of Ithaca
The principle character in Homer’s epic “The Odyssey” about his ten year journey back from The Trojan War to his home.
Othryoneus
   is described as   
A Suitor of Princess Cassandra of Troy
Killed by Ajax the Great
Pandarus
   is described as   
A Trojan Archer
His shot at Menelaus in Book 4 breaks the temporary truce between the two sides
Paris
   is described as   
A Trojan Prince and Hector's Brother, Also Called Alexander
His abduction of Helen is the casus belli between the Greeks and Trojans
Patroclus
   is described as   
The Son of Menoetius and Beloved Companion to Achilles
Peleus
   is described as   
The Father of Achilles and Grandson Zeus
Phoenix
   is described as   
An Old Achaean Warrior Greatly Trusted by Achilles
He acts as mediator between Achilles and Agamemnon
Polydamas
   is described as   
A Young Trojan Commander
Polypoetes
   is described as   
The Leader of the Lapiths Who Helps to Protect the Ships
Priam
   is described as   
King of the Trojans
(Πρίαμος) has 50 sons who are all commanders in the Trojan army.
Sarpedon
   is described as   
The Co-leader of the Lycian Forces
Who are allies of the Trojans with Glaucus.
Sthenelus
   is described as   
An Achaean from Argos and Friend to Diomedes
Teucer
   is described as   
An Acheaen Archer and a Half-brother of Ajax
Thersites
   is described as   
An Achaean Who Criticises Agamemnon in Book 2
Beaten by Odysseus with Agamemnon's sceptre for his criticism
Thetis
   is described as   
A Water Nymph and the Mother of Achilles
Ucalegon
   is described as   
As One of the Elders of Troy
His house was set on fire by the Achaeans when they sacked the city.


Facts contributed by:


Allan R. Matthes








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