The Trojan War from ancient Greek mythology is the backdrop for this world rewned classic prose poem in dactylic hexameter. The story covers the last few weeks of the war. Agamemn's quarrel with the warrior Achilles is at the forefront. The Iliad is one of the oldest works of Western Literature, and has been the basis for various movie adaptations including Troy.
Homer was a Greek poet. He is credited as the author of two of the greatest and most influential works of literature, The Iliad and The Odyssey. According to Herodotus, Homer lived in the 8th Century BCE, and most modern scholars agree, but various ancient sources place him earlier--closer to the time represented in the Trojan War. Regardless, the works of Homer are epic and they stand the test of time.