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Department
Classics
Course
CLA160H1
Professor
Janet Mowat
Semester
Fall

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Homer Iliad 24Week 1 WednesdayDate 8th century BCEGenre EpicThis is the final book of Homers Iliad the story of the Trojan war Achilles the greatest Greek hero has spent most of the story sulking in his tent following an argument with the leader of the Greeks Agamemnon However Achilles closest companion Patroclus was recently killed in battle by the Trojan prince Hector Enraged Achilles rejoined the Greek army and killed Hector Achilles has been disrespecting Hectors corpse dragging it around behind his chariot and refusing to bury it In this book the gods convince Priam the Trojan king to bring a large ransom to Achilles in exchange for his sons body The story ends abruptly though there is plenty of foreshadowing the Iliad does not actually tell us how the Trojan war endsThis translation uses the gods Roman names Ive added their Greek names in parentheses The Greeks are not actually called Greeks hereinstead they are usually called Achaeans or Argives
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