For the mirror universe counterpart, see Iliad (mirror).

The Iliad was an Earth literary work created in antiquity, written by the poet Homer.

The Iliad involved the Trojan War. (DS9 novel: The Laertian Gamble)

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Heinrich Schliemann sought and discovered the location of the city of Troy, a site of the Trojan War, which experts had previously thought a fictitious locale. Nyota Uhura said the Troy Museum had excellent artifacts. James T. Kirk had read The Iliad. (TOS novel: Uhura's Song)

When the vaudeville storyteller Cockspur cited in detail each theater where he had performed, Spock compared the recitation to the exhaustive listing of ships in The Iliad, which listeners of the poem had celebrated back in the day. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)

When Kirk asked about atavachron records regarding the period when Zarabeth lived, Spock said extracting facts from the data was like trying to determine historical events of the Trojan War just by reading Homer. Since the descriptions were overly dramatic, Spock was unsure how many of the details could be trusted. (TOS novel: Time For Yesterday)

Hikaru Sulu was reminded of the goddess Minerva/Athena one evening when he was in command on the bridge, watching Aerfen above the planet Aleph Prime. He quoted aloud from The Iliad, “In such likeness Pallas Athene swept flashing earthward.” (TOS novel: The Entropy Effect)

Khan was familiar with The Iliad. During his exile on Ceti Alpha V, Khan considered how sheltered a life Marla McGivers might have had on Earth. He quoted, “There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord,” pointing out that every predator on the planet was against them. [1] (TOS novel: To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh)

Geordi LaForge programmed the holodeck to simulate an open hall from ancient times where an elder Homer orally performed his version of the Trojan horse story. (TNG novel: A Call to Darkness)

Prynn Tenmei read The Iliad at Elias Vaughn's bedside. Benjamin Sisko, who read the work in high school, thought it an apt choice for Vaughn. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Plagues of Night)

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