Instant Iliad Alright, so I'm taking a class called "World Views Antiquity." It concentrates mostly on the history of the Greeks. Today, we were talking about drama and such a bit, and our teacher asked who knew about the Iliad. Almost no one raised their hand to say they had read it, so he decided to give us a condensated version of it. This is, word for word, what he told us. "Trojans visit Greek city and stick around for a while. Prince Paris like Helen (wif of Greek guy) and takes her back to Troy. This goes against Greek code of honor. Agamemnon, leader of rather large group of Greeks, vows to right the wrongs. Greeks get ready to head to Troy, but there's no wind to move the boats to Turkey. Priests tell him to sacrifice his daughter to the gods (more or less) to please them and get wind for sails. He kills her. Greeks go to Troy. Siege lasts 10 years. Agamemnon likes Achilles' slave girl. Takes her. Achilles stops fighting. Greeks start to lose. Beat back to ships. Greeks fear ships will be burnt. Achilles' friend dies. Achilles gets pissed and fights back Trojans. Greeks fake loss. Leave horse. Trojans take it in. Get drunk. Greeks kill everyone. Greeks go home." Now I dunno how accurate that is, considering I've never read the real Iliad... So I'm curious. Anyone who has read it, how far off from the original thing is it?