Ilium by Dan Simmons?

i read some reviews of ilium and got to know that it is related with iliad by Homer. Do i need to read iliad by homer before ilium by dan simmons?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Not at all. A basic understanding of the major plot points is sufficient (heck, just rent Troy). I just finished reading Ilium and Olympus about 6 months ago, and I had no trouble even though I haven't even glanced at Iliad in my entire adult life. Also, the plot of Ilium involves multiple intersecting plots, only one of which draws from specific knowledge of Homer's works. Come to think of it, I actually think that most of what I know about the Iliad is now based on what I got from Dan Simmons...

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