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PROFESSOR EDITH HALL

Edith Hall is professor in the Classics Department at King’s Collect London, specialising in Ancient Greek literature and cultural history. She has published several books including Aristotle’s Way: Ten Ways Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life (The Bodley Head, 2018) and A People’s History Of Classics: Class And Greco-Roman Antiquity In Britain 1689-1939 (Routledge, 2020).

The story of the Trojan War was made famous by Homer’s two epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Can you give a summary of the poems for our readers?

The narrates the events that took place in both the Greek camp and the Trojan citadel during the Trojan War over about 40 days,

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