Hey everyone! This was my third favorite book I read in school. Stay tuned for my second and first favorite. This isn’t my typical review, but a list of discussion questions for a book club below.
Title– The Iliad
The Iliad is an epic poem written by the Greek poet Homer. It tells the story of the last year of the Trojan War fought between the city of Troy and the Greeks. Achilles – Achilles is the main character and the greatest warrior in the world. He leads the Myrmidons against the Trojans.
Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.
Do you relate to the quote above? Why or why not?
What makes a book “epic? And why?”
Do you like poetry, why or why not?
Do you like classics, why or why not?
What about Greek mythology do you feel stood the test of time?
What are the roles of gods/God/religion in your life?
How do you view roles of women over time and what time period would you want to live in as a woman, if you could pick any time period? Why?
Which Greek god/goddess would you be and why?
If Greek gods were still relevant and worshipped in this day in age, how do you feel it would change society?
What makes a hero memorable?
How do you feel in royalty having so much power long ago and what rules would you change if you were on the throne?