Homer advocates that every man should aim at winning over hisown base instincts for, it would reward him with a life of fulfillment and in the case of a leader, it would ensure ardent followership.
Homer, with his
, is said to have reached Olympian eminence inrecording reality as seen through his vision. At least that is what onetends to infer on reading about Achilles in
. One wonders if mankind has materially changed in the last three thousand years afterwhat Homer has described about the general structure of society, therelations of men and women to one another, and even the physicalcircumstances of their existence.The plot of
is simple. King Agamemnon, the overlord of Greece(H
omer’s Achaea), induces all those princes who are in allegiance with
him to fight against King Priam of Troy, since one of his sons runs away
with his brother, Menelaus’s wife—
the beautiful Helen of Argos.The Greek forces camp beside their ships on the shore near Troy. Forthe last nine years, they have been fighting under the dashingleadership of Achilles. Yet, they could not bring the war to a conclusion.