About: "It is a poem about Ilium."

The Iliad.com website is here to present all things ILIAD, HOMER, the TROJAN WAR and of course, the related GREEK PLAYS that came from this vast story.

To provide and develop plus to encourage the advancement of Homeric studies, classical Greek literature, and as a resource site for the students, academics, and most of all for the enthusiasts of this literature.

The story of the Fall of Troy which Homer wrote around 762 BC, is just but one part of the Epic, some will say or call it a tale, is so vast and so beautiful and so ancient, thus having it almost fall into the category of fable.

On a personal note, I still cannot believe that I was able to acquire THE ILIAD.COM and immediately upon that I then kept asking myself how best to design or lay out a site that would do justice to not only THE ILIAD, but, and if I could, to Homer himself.

I then thought that the design of the site would have to be firstly and foremost friendly to students and as we all know students, and as most of us are today, are most comfortable with their cell phones, and then as the character list of this Epic is so vast and so rich with so many personalities that it is incumbent on anyone to know and learn about this Epic, that the character list be made front and center and so thus is the layout.

And all the while after much thought I came to realize that the story that was left to us by Homer had been presented via Amphitheaters or as some would say Greek Theatres, so then, knowing that the Greeks and later the Romans dotted the Mediterranean world with these Amphitheaters, that I came to realize that this is where THE ILIAD should be reborn.

Also, I had wanted to have the site on a white background, since Greece is a vision of white a 'pon a sea blue background, but then I remembered that Greek vases and pottery of that time used a black background, dating as far back to Homers time and still further, and so, we too decided to do the same.

Achilles fights the Ethiopian King Memnon Achilles fights the Ethiopian King Memnon [Achilles Versus the Ethiopian King Memnon] from a red-figured volute-krater attributed to the Berlin Painter.
Greece, about 500-480 BC. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

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I personally hope that you will find the site informative and enjoyable,
all the very best,

Hercules Petti