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What are good notes on Homer's Iliad?

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Well, the first place you could look is the eNotes summary on Homer's Iliad. This contains a book by book summary and analysis of Homer's epic poem.

In eNotes, you can also find a biography of the poet Homer, as well as an introduction to the entire poem and an introduction to the genre (epic) of the poem.

I have found useful the descriptive section divisions that accompany each of the books in A.S. Kline's online translation of the Iliad. See an example at

You can also find David Silverman's book-by-book outline of the Iliad on the Reed College website.

One final note: Homer's poem is divided into books, not stanzas. Each line of Homer's poetry is written in a meter called dactylic hexameter.