Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book V

There may not have been aclear idea of when the city would fall, but all are aware thatthe ten-year war has reduced Troy's stature in the areasignificantly.When Priam presses Achilles for an exchange without furtherdelay--ransom for body--Achilles lashes out and even threatensthe king with death if he does not wait for things to be done inorder.

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book VI

Achilles continues to abuse Hector's body, even after he is dead. Apollo is appalled by Achilles disrespect of Hector's body and appeals to Zeus to have Thetis visit her son and tell him to accept Priam's offer and return Hector's body to his...


Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book VII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book IX

But Achilles, instead, sees in a lightPriam could not have known, how closely linked are Priam's andhis own father's situations--both will know the loss of a valiantand noble son.