The Iliad

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Who wrote "The Iliad"?

Homer

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What is another name for the city of Troy?

Ilium

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What is Arete?

When someone has an excessive amount of Pride

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What is Kleos?

Fame after death; accumulated through the good deeds one has done throughout their life

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What is an epithet?

A nickname

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Who tosses the apple that starts the Trojan War?

Eris

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Who are the three goddesses who compete for the apple?

Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite

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Who is Paris?

The prince of Troy

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What is Paris doing when the three goddesses come to him?

Tending the sheep

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What does Athena promise Paris in return for the apple?

He will lead the Trojans to a victory in Greece

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What does Aphrodite promise Paris in return for the apple?

The fairest woman will be his

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What does Hera promise Paris in return for the apple?

To make him lord of Europe and Asia

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Who of the three goddesses does Paris choose?

Aphrodite

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Who is Helen?

The most beautiful woman

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Who is Helen's husband?

Menelaus

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Who is the far-shooter?

Apollo

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Who is the swift runner?

Achilles

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Who is the son of Pelias?

Achilles

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What is the oath that Helen's father required of her suitors?

To fight alongside Helen's husband when needed

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How does Odysseus try to avoid going to Troy?

He pretends to plow a field of salt

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How does Achilles try to avoid going to Troy?

He dresses like a woman

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Who is sent to find Achilles, and where is Achilles found?

Odysseus; and he was found in a court

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How does Odysseus discover Achilles' real identity?

in the court, all the women headed toward the jewels, whereas Achilles, dressed like a woman, went to the swords

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Who prevents the Greeks from sailing from Aulis?

Artemis

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Who is Iphegenia?

The eldest daughter of Agamemnon

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What are the two different stories of Iphegenia?

Iphegenia was killed in one story and not in the other

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After his death, who gets Achilles' armor?

Odysseus

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Who kills Paris?

Achilles

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What is an Achilles heel?

It's the only part of Achilles that is mortal

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Who is Oenone?

A nymph

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How does Oenone die?

She kills herself

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What is the Palladium?

The secret image of Athena

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Who is Helen's brother in law?

Agamemnon

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in the scene between Hector and Andromache in Book 6, what is Hector's greatest fear for his wife?

Hector was afraid that some other man would get a hold of her and make her his slave

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In that same scene, what frightens Astyanax?

Astyanax was afraid when his father, Hector, walked up with his helmet on

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What request does Patrocles make of Achilles?

Patrocles asks Achilles if he can wear his armor

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Who kills Patrocles?

Hector

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Who finally claims Patrocles' body?

The Greeks

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Who gets Achilles' first set of armor?

Patrocles

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Who makes Achilles' second set of armor?

Hephaestus

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Where is Achilles' first set of armor most vulnerable to attack?

The neck

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As Hector is running around the walls of Troy, who tricks him, and how does she do it?

Athena tricks him by morphing into Hector's brother and says that they will fight together

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How does Hector react when he realizes he has been tricked?

He accepts his fate

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What does Achilles do to Hector's body?

Stabbed, pierced, and dragged it

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What is the main reason that Achilles refuses to return Hector's body?

Revenge for his friend's death

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Why does Priam go to Achilles, and who helps him get there?

Priam goes to Achilles to get Hector's body, and Hermes guides him there

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Who tells Achilles to return Hector's body?

Zeus

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Why is Achilles emotionally touched by Priam?

He tells him to remember his father

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How long do Hector's funeral rites last?

12 days

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Who causes the sickness in the Greek camp in Book 1?

Apollo

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Which goddess comes to Achilles in Book 1, how does she get his attention, and what does she tell him to do?`

Athena comes to Achilles and grabs his hair to get his attention, and she tells him to stop fighting with Agamemnon

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What happens to Chryseis and Bryseis?

Chryseis gets back to her father and Bryseis gets given to Agamemnon

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Who is put in charge of the mission to return Chryseis?

Achilles

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Who is Achilles' mother?

Thetis

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In Book 1, what request does Achilles make of his mother?

To have the Trojans start winning

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How would you describe Paris?

Selfish and immature

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Who masterminds the construction of the Trojan Horse?

Odysseus

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How does the Iliad end?

Hector's burial

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Who is the only Trojan to escape the city?

Aeneas

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Which goddess helps Aeneas to escape, and why does she do so?`

Aphrodite helps Aeneas escape the city because she's his mother

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What happens to Priam?

Priam gets killed by Achilles son, Neoptolemus, in front of his wife and daughters

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What happens to Astyanax?

Asyanax gets thrown off the walls of Troy

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Who is Achilles?

The son of Thetis and Peleus, leader of the Myrmidons, the greatest of the Greek warriors

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Who is Thetis?

Achilles' mother

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Who is Hector?

Eldest son of Priam, the greatest of the Trojan warriors

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Who is Andromache?

Hector's wife

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Who is Asyanax?

Hector and Andromache's son

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Who is Priam?

King of Troy

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Who is Hecuba?

Priam's wife; Queen of Troy

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Who is Cassandra?

Daughter of Priam and Hecuba

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Who is Calchas?

Son of Thestor, was an Argive seer

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Who is Briseis?

The captive girl who has been given to Achilles

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Who is Chryses?

The priest of Apollo

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Who is Chriseis?

The priest's daughter who has been abducted and given to Agamemnon

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Who is Agememnon?

Commander of the Greek armies, brother of Menelaus

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Who is Odysseus?

The King of Ithica, the cleverest of the Greek warriors and the central character of the Odyssey

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Who is Helen?

Daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of Menelaus; the most beautiful woman in the world

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Who is Paris?

Son of Priam and Hecuba; younger brother of Hector

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Who is Oenone?

A nymph; loved by Paris before he knew that he was a Trojan prince

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Who is Patroclus?

Achilles best friend