The Goriest Fight Scenes from The Iliad, Pt. 1
These people kicked the crap out of each other
The Iliad is a totemic work of early Western literature.
For good reason! It has moments of gorgeously observant poetry, as when Homer describes Achilles as a towering rogue wave rushing across the ocean, or a soldier toppling to his death as an ash-tree shedding its leaves. It’s an…