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This paper discusses the Iliad of Homer which depicts a world in which gods and mortals interacted in everyday life on levels of extraordinary intimacy. The essay argues that we cannot understand the action of the Iliad without appreciating the importance of the interrelationship of the mortal and the divine. The paper discusses the events of the Trojan war as they are represented by Homer, as being not only a conflict between humans but also a conflict between the gods of Olympus.
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