The Iliad is one of the greatest works of literature ever written; it has inspired readers and listeners for millennia. The story tells of a few days; fighting in the ten year long war between the Trojans led by King Priam, and the Greeks led by King Agamemnon. Heroes from both sides fight one another; how they fight, and how they die, is what is important to them. Essential Classics is a wonderful new series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original.