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The Iliad

The Iliad by Homer was probably written in the 700’s B.C.E.  This epic poem is an account of the Greek siege of Troy.  It depicts the tragic struggle between the Greek warrior Achilles and King Agamemnon, the struggle between Achilles and the Trojan warrior, Hector, and so on. 


LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms


  • Homer (Subject)
  • Iliad (Subject)


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PA4025-PA4037


Circulating Resources – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Homer: Bloom’s Major Poets. 2001.

                          Call Number:  PA4037 .Z5 H65 2001

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Homer’s Iliad: Bloom’s Notes. 1996.

                         Call Number:  PA4037 .H776 1996

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Homer’s The Iliad: Modern Critical Interpretations. 1987.

                          Call Number:  PA4037 .A5 H8 1987

  • Griffin, Jasper. Homer. 1980.

                           Call Number:  PA4037 .G735 1980a

  • Homer. Iliad. (Translated by Stanley Lombardo.) 1997.

                         Call Number:  PA4025 .A2 L66 1997

  • Nardo, Don (Ed.). Readings on Homer. 1998.

                         Call Number:  PA4037 .R42 1998

  • Silk, M. S. Homer: The Iliad. 1987.

                       Call Number:  PA4037 .S476 1987


Reference Materials

  • Ancient Writers: Greece and RomeCall Number:  REF PA3002 .A5 1982

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 1-41

  • Classical and Medieval Literature CriticismCall Number:  REF PA3003 .C56

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 268-412

o   Vol. 61, pgs. 149-350

  • Critical Survey of Poetry (Second Revised Edition)Call Number:  REF PN1021 .C7 2003

o   Vol. 3, pg 1808-1810

  • Epics for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN56 .E65 E67

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 168-204                     

  • Masterplots: Revised 2nd Ed.Call Number:  REF  PN44 .M33 1996

o   Vol. 6, pgs. 3144-3148

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol. 23, pgs. 149-191

  • World (Classical) Literature and Its TimesCall Number:  REF PN50 .M625

o   Vol. 8, pgs. 185-195


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Literature Resources from Gale


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.


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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on July 31, 2009



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