Homer's Iliad Study Questions

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The Iliad, Homer

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48) Three of the gift-offerings Agamemnon will make to the implacable Achilles are seven tripods never touched by fire, ten bars of gold, and twenty burnished cauldrons. He makes rather diverse and interesting offerings. The return of Briseus' daughter is perhaps the most significant.
49) Odysseus presents Agamemnon’s offer to Achilles, but Achilles immediately rejects it. Odysseus editorializes or puts a more positive spin on Agamemnon’s ostensible apology by speaking of even more gifts and reminding Achilles that he now can kill Hector. Achilles still intends to live a long prosaic life and return home, as opposed to dying gloriously in battle.
50) Agamemnon makes Odysseus, Ajax, and Phoenix try
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Unfortunately for him, Idomeneus taunts him while he dies. Othryoneus should not have taken part in such a serious conflict for the sole purpose of marrying King Priam's finest daughter as it costs him his life.
64) The curious information that is provided about Aeneas that makes him a foil to Achilles is the fact that he seems very calm and collective. He follows orders and is very focused. Aeneas is also a Trojan rather than a Greek. Both characters can be compared and contrasted in quite a few ways.
65) The revision of strategies orchestrated by Polydamas consists of pleading with Hector to concentrate the Trojan forces at a specific and safe location. He believes this will allow them to effectively decide what their next move will be. He asks the stubborn Hector to retreat.
66) Agamemnon, Diomedes, and Odysseus were among the “walking wounded” at the beginning of Book XIV.
67) These men are even more disheartened, when they see Nestor, because he reports to them that the Greeks seem to be losing the war.
68) Hera conjures feeling’s of lust within Zeus in order to distract him from his support of the Argives. She basically uses sex to keep his mind off the war.
69) Three of Zeus’ paramours are Europa, Semele, and Leto. Europa bore him Minos and Rhadamanthu,

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