The Illiad is a Greek epic poem written in approximately the 8th century B.C, attributed to Homer and written in dactylic hexameter. The poem, also known as the Song of Illium of Illion, narrates the war between the Greeks of the city-state Sparta and the Trojans of Troy. Helen, the queen of Sparta, has eloped with the Trojan prince Paris. Menelaus, her husband, sends his brother Agammemnon to lead the expedition against Troy. The poem takes place during the final year of the war, covering the final battle scenes in which the Greek warrior Achilles argues with Agammemnon, kills the Trojan warrior Hector, and is later killed by Paris' arrow hitting his only weak point, his heel. The Greek's mock defeat, and infiltrate the Trojan city walls through an empty wooden horse. Greek soldiers were concealed in the empty horse, and once the city walls were breached they surprise attack Troy, and win the war.