Set in Troy, The Iliad takes place while the Trojan War is raging between the Trojans and the Greeks. The gods are putting in their own favor to their chosen side, and the legendary heroes, like Odysseus, Achilles, and Hector, are fighting with all they have.
I enjoyed reading The Iliad. It was a very thick read and took some time, but it was a very interesting read. The massive battles can rage on for chapters at a time and give you a very clear picture of what is going on. Overall, The Iliad was a very lengthy but enjoyable read and I would recommend it.
"Oh god-nourished Prince, our eyes can see nothing but total destruction, and we are afraid." (pg 146)