Political Philosophy in the Iliad

Book Two of the Iliad is the most politically revealing passage found in Homeric literature. "Achilles Receiving the Ambassadors of Agamemnon" by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1801) Recall our heroes, the disparate Achaean princes feuding with one another. Despite being united under the arrogant leadership of Agamemnon, who is regularly deemed "the shepherd of the people," the Achaeans … Continue reading Political Philosophy in the Iliad