The Iliad



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The Shield of Achilles

The shield of Achilles is forged by Hephaestus in Book 18. The shield is supernaturally strong, but it also contains a supernatural level of detail. Using many metals, Hephaestus creates a picture of the entire… read analysis of The Shield of Achilles

Zeus’ Eagle

Although Zeus’ complex plans are clear to the reader of the Iliad, the will of the gods is much more unclear to the men on the Trojan battlefield. The soldiers are forced to… read analysis of Zeus’ Eagle