The Iliad (/ˈɪliəd/ ANCIENT GREEK: Ἰλιάς, Iliás, Attic Greek pronunciation: [iː.li.ás]. DATED TO AROUND THE 8TH CENTURY BC. traditionally attributed to homer. Set during the Trojan War. the Iliad alludes to many of the Greek legends about warriors & war. epic narrative tell about Achilles' imminent death and the fall of Troy. The Iliad takes place somehow after the ODISSEY. the Iliad contains 15,693 lines. it is written in Homeric Greek. the Iliad is a more complicated epic poem than the Odyssey.