An age-old vendetta between two powerful families erupts into bloodshed. A group of masked Montagues risk further conflict by gatecrashing a Capulet party. A young lovesick Romeo Montague falls instantly in love with Juliet Capulet, who is due to marry her father's choice, the County Paris.
The Iliad, is an ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer. Written around the 8th century B.C., it is considered one of the oldest works of Western literature. The poem, written in dactylic hexameter, contains 15,693 lines and encompasses 24 books. The poem is set during the Trojan War, where the Achaeans engage with the city of Troy in a ten-year battle. The Iliad only covers a few weeks in the final year of this epic war. In the telling of the war, the Iliad portrays the gods and goddesses of Olympus fighting amongst themselves. The deities participate in human warfare, often interfering with humans to counter the other gods.
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Achilles was a hero of the Trojan War, the greatest of all Greek warriors. He is the central character in Homer's Illiad. He is responsible for slaying the Trojan prince Hector outside the gates of Troy.
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Athena is the ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft and warfare. She assists the Achaeans in their battle.
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Patroculus was the childhood friend and wartime companion to Achilles. During the Trojan War, Patroclus was hit by the spear of Euphorbos and eventually killed by Hector.