Table of Contents
- 1 Who is sent to help deliver Priam safely to the Greek camp?
- 2 Who helps Priam into the Greek camp and Achilles compound?
- 3 How does Priam move safely through the Achaean camp to Achilles?
- 4 What did Agamemnon do on his way to Troy to appease the gods for a safe arrival?
- 5 Who is the greatest Trojan champion?
- 6 Why did Achilles give Hector’s body back?
- 7 Why did Priam go alone to plead for his son?
- 8 Who was the wife of the Greek king Priam?
Who is sent to help deliver Priam safely to the Greek camp?
Zeus sends Hermes, disguised as a benevolent Myrmidon soldier, to guide Priam through the Achaean camp.
Who helps Priam into the Greek camp and Achilles compound?
In Book 24, Hermes guides Priam across the battlefield in the middle of the night and helps him open the massive gate into Achilles’ compound. The list could go on and on. Most of the gods in the poem are partisan towards one side or the other.
Who travels into the Greek camp to ransom Hector’s body?
After a heated conversation, Achilles decides to take the ransom and return Hector’s body. Achilles and Priam feast and decide Priam will sleep in the Greek camp, and then return to Troy with Hector’s body. Achilles asks Priam how long the Trojans need to honor Hector. Priam says they need eleven days.
How does Priam move safely through the Achaean camp to Achilles?
How does Priam move safely through the Archaean camp to Achilles? He uses a disguised Hermes as his guide.
What did Agamemnon do on his way to Troy to appease the gods for a safe arrival?
Meanwhile, the old men of Argos (the men too old to fight) are growing weaker and weaker in their old age. In order to appease her and sail on to Troy, Agamemnon was forced to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia; the Chorus describes in detail her pitiful cries for mercy as her father’s men cut her throat.
Why is Achilles both sad and angry?
Why is Achilles both sad and angry at the opening of the selection? Achilles is sad and angry because Hector, the Trojan leader, killed his best friend Patroclus. He seems angry with himself because he didnt help or protect Patroclus against the Trojans. He visits the Greek’s camp to ask Achilles for Hectors body back.
Who is the greatest Trojan champion?
Achilles: Greatest Trojan War Hero of the Greek Army Greatest of all the Achaean heroes who fought at Troy, and the central character of Homer’s Iliad, Achilles was the son of the Argonaut and companion Peleus and the Nereid Thetis, a goddess of the sea.
Why did Achilles give Hector’s body back?
Seeing Priam in tears before him evokes sympathy in Achilles. He knows that his father will feel the same way after his own fated death. With his anger subsided, Achilles feels compassion for the king of his enemies. With this transaction sanctioned by the gods, Achilles agrees to release Hector’s body to Priam.
What happens in Priam’s journey to Achilles camp?
Priam’s journey to Achilles’ camp takes on a surreal, dream-like quality as Priam and his herald leave. Darkness descends while they water the horses at a river, and the scene seems to suggest a journey to the underworld; in fact, Zeus sends Hermes to conduct Priam to Achilles’ camp.
Why did Priam go alone to plead for his son?
Priam specifically learns a kind of humility in going alone to plead for the body of his son. He also seems able to face the certainty of future ruin because he has succeeded on a personal level with Achilles. Until Priam comes to him, Achilles has felt sympathy for no one, except Patroklos.
Who was the wife of the Greek king Priam?
Hecuba, in Greek legend, the principal wife of the Trojan king Priam, mother of Hector, and daughter, according to some accounts, of the Phrygian king Dymas. When Troy was captured by the Greeks, Hecuba was taken prisoner.
Why did Hercules kidnap the wife of Priam?
The well-known Greek warrior, Hercules, had kidnapped Hesione. Because she had once saved Priam, he felt compelled to do the same for her. Unable to make the journey on his own, he sent his son, Paris, to conquer the quest. But instead of bringing back Hesione, Paris captured Helen, the wife of the King of Sparta.