What's the Difference between The Iliad the Book and Troy the Movie?

History

The Iliad

54%
Released: 1809
Author: Homer

Troy

46%
Released: 2004
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
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In the Book In the Movie
Achilles Pelides
Achilles
Portrayed by: Brad Pitt
Hector
Hector
Portrayed by: Eric Bana
Agamemnon
Agamemnon
Portrayed by: Brian Cox
Patroclus
Patroclus
Portrayed by: Garrett Hedlund
Briseis
Briseis
Portrayed by: Rose Byrne
Menelaus
Menelaus
Portrayed by: Brendan Gleeson
Paris Alexandros
Paris
Portrayed by: Orlando Bloom
Helen
Helen
Portrayed by: Diane Kruger
Priam
Priam
Portrayed by: Peter O'Toole
Troy Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Briseis remains with Achilles until after his death. Briseis returns to Troy with Priam.
   Agamemnon survives the war and is later killed by his wife, Clytemnestra. Agamemnon is killed by Briseis during the sack of Troy.
   Many of the Greek gods appear at several points to assist or hinder the Trojans and Aecheans. The only deity that appears is the goddess Thetis, warning Achilles that if he participates in the Trojan War he is doomed to die in it.
   Patroclus is Achilles' lover Patroclus is his cousin
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