The wrath do thou sing, O goddess, of Peleus’son, Achilles, that baneful wrath which brought countless woes upon the Achaeans, and sent forth to Hades many valiant souls of warriors, and made themselves to be a spoil for dogs and all manner of birds; and thus the will of Zeus was being brought to fulfilment; ó sing thou thereof from the time when at the first there parted in strife Atreus’son, king of men, and goodly Achilles.

Who then of the gods was it that brought these two together to contend? The son of Leto and Zeus; for he in wrath against the king roused throughout the host an evil pestilence, and the folk were perishing, for that upon the man Chryses, his priest, had the son of Atreus wrought dishonour.

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Trojan Horse
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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • virgosun
    virgosunover 4 years ago

    Truly epic as the story deserves, great work! Could spend a lifetime simply illustrating the Iliad – you can recite it??? Wow!

  • lol not the whole of it but many verses and passages I can :O) I study it alot when researching ancient Greek history, so that’s why, I am so glad you enjoyed this epic, it is an epic and so much a part of history it is impossible to even know if it truly happened or is part of a mythical history so ingrained into truth it is, glad you enjoyed it virgosun, thanks heaps!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    You truly have an insight for this my friend!! Nice work!! ;-))

  • Thanks steph! So glad you saw this, I feel like redoing some earlier works because they were ideas close to my heart but when I look back they were really amateur so hopefully I can reproduce some nice new ones :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • ricardo perez jr
    ricardo perez jrover 4 years ago

    thats soo cool

  • Excellent, thanks mate!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    awesome drama view!! perfect work on the event.

  • Thanks so much LisaBeth, nice to hear you like it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • iamnirak
    iamnirakabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations you have been featured in all about fire – cheers kaz

  • Oh wow, that’s wonderful, thank you noticing!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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