October 1 , 2013
The Iliad Of Homer Books 7&8
Aristeia Excellence of a hero in battle
Kleos Renown or Glory
Sweeps through the sky and Gates
Barbarism and civilization of the city. An idea that will be running
Hector is encouraging to leave the protection of the city and go out
and fight. Needs to join the battle.
Glory is used often in the next four books.
Athena and Apollo are supporting opposite sides of this war.
Many references to this old Oak tree in the skyian gates.
The oak tree is sacred to Zeus
Helen proposes hector to fight – repetition of book three in the dual
between Paris and Menelaos
Athena and Apollo are in the likeness of birds and watch the battle in
Hector invites one of the bravest Achaians to enter in battle with him.
Glory is not a word that can be used in battle, it is a name that is given
to a warrior by a god or goddess It is sacred
The heroes are mortal, but their glory can live forever.
Menelaos is the first one to accept Hector’s invitation to war.
Nestor is an older warrior who is wise. Every achaian looks up to
Nestor and admires his braveness and wiseness. How ever nestor is an
old man and does not have the enough strength to fight in the battle.
Nestor shames the achaians by saying that they need to man up and
states that if he was still young and had the strength, he would fight.
This war could of ended, but the two heralds decided to do a dual in
Hector has desire to set fire on the Achaian’s ship.
There is a wall protecting the city of troy, and now the Achaians
started to build a wall around their ships.
Zeus betrays thetis’s favor and brings favor to the Trojans. The return of Helen and her possessions was a second attempt to end