The Iliad Author:Homer The Iliad by Homer. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald and Narrated by George Guidall.
Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, took from Menelaos of Sparta, his wife, Helen.
The princes of Greece then raised a force of 1,000 ships and many hundreds of armed men to rescue Helen.
The fleet was led by Agamemnon, Menelaos' brother.