Achilles kills Hektor, and then proceeds to tie his body to his carriage and
drag it around.
Priam asks for Hektor’s body back, as it is his son.
Odyssey c. 725 BCE
Plot: the struggles of the Greek hero Odysseus to return home from Troy and
regain his position as King of Ithaca. This occurs after the fall of Troy.
The odyssey speaks of only a few days directly, but covers a wide spread of
adventures through flashbacks.
When Odysseus arrives in Troy he killed the suitors that had occupied his
palace. These suitors had wanted to marry the Queen, Penelope. They had a
contest to see who would get Penelope and the palace, and Odysseus had
The Homeric World
Wealth and power in the hands of regional kings.
There are still not any Greek settlements, as it is still the Mycenean period.
Their swords and spearheads a