Illiad-Book1 - Agamemnon has dishonored him o Achilles asks...

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The Iliad Book One The Iliad is written in dactylic hexameter. o Dactyl means “finger.” Peleus o At his wedding with Thetis, the war of Troy begins. o The Golden Apple The goddess Iris wasn’t invited to the wedding and brought the golden apple, meant for the fairest goddess. Paris chose Aphrodite as the fairest goddess over Helen and Athena. The Achaians (Argives) o They are also referred to as the Greeks. Chryses (Priest of Apollo) o He wants his daughter, Chryseis, back who was taken as a war prize. o He prays to Apollo who casts a plague upon the Achaians. o Losing his daughter also means the end to his family line. Achilles o He tells Agamemnon that they must return Chryseis to avoid being cursed. o Agamemnon is angered but eventually agrees and takes Briseis from Achilles. o Achilles is angered and refuses to help in the war any further because
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Unformatted text preview: Agamemnon has dishonored him. o Achilles asks his mother to ask the gods to restore his honor. • Geras o Greek word for “prize” o Includes women such as Helen, Chryseis, and Briseis. • Gods o They can manifest themselves in many different ways • Atreides o “Son of Atreus”; it refers to both Agamemnon and Menelaus. • Beaches o They are the thresholds between land and sea and tend to be the setting for critical moments. • Kleos o The story or reputation that is left behind for a warrior after death. o It is the closest thing that warriors have to immortality. • Supplication o A person puts oneself in a lower position to ask for a favor. o Achilles’ mother, Thetis, asks Zeus to restore honor to her son since he owes her a favor....
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