- Approximately 2.5” tall (60 mm)
- 12 Highly detailed historically accurate plastic figures
- Unpainted figures
- Packaged in polybag with header card
- Tip from LOD: To straighten weapons, dip in hot water, then cold water.
- Recommend for hobbyists and miniature gamers 14 years and above.
The Iliad (/ˈɪliəd/; Ancient Greek: Ἰλιάς Iliás, pronounced [iː.li.ás] in Classical Attic; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' imminent death and the fall of Troy, although the narrative ends before these events take place. However, as these events are prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, when it reaches an end the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.
The Iliad is paired with something of a sequel, the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer. Along with the Odyssey, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the 8th century BC. In the modern vulgate (the standard accepted version), the Iliad contains 15,693 lines; it is written in Homeric Greek, a literary amalgam of Ionic Greek and other dialects. According to Michael N. Nagler, the Iliad is a more complicated epic poem than the Odyssey.
The LOD Enterprises character set of the Iliad includes the majority of the main characters from the Homer’s classic poem. Collectors will now be able to place Helen and Priam on the Walls of Troy as they watch Hector and Paris lead the Trojan defenders against Achilles, Odysseus, Diomedes, Agamemnon, and the rest of the Greek contingent determined to take down the famous city.
In addition to the character figures, there are two new poses, one of a dead warrior and the other a wounded combatant. Each of these poses is included in the Trojan blue as well as the beige/creme of the Greeks.