All this, now obliges us to take our places in the front ranks of the lykians and fling ourselves into the flames of battle. Only then will our lykian men-at-arms say of us: well! These are no dishonourable lords of lykia that rule over us and eat fat sheep and drink the best sweet wine: they are indomitable and fight in the front ranks of the lykians. " (textbook, p. 128) Phoinix tries to persuade akhilleus to return to the combat. Homer, iliad , 9, 602-605: come while gifts are still to be had, and greeks will treat you like a god. If you plunge into the killing fields with no such gifts, you will not be so respected, even though you turn defeat into victory. (textbook, p. 129) A story of honour and problems with it. Aias (ajax) story with achilles and his suicide. Athletic competitions and other contests including poetry, music, dance rather than war.