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Unformatted text preview: ) implications of the model The Iliad : The Wrath of Achilles mythological background: wedding of Peleus & Thetis, Judgment of Paris; assembly of Greek beginning of the Iliad the Muse quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon role of the gods overall structure Bks 1-4 withdrawal of Achilles to first battle scene Bks 5-8 indecisive fighting > Zeus bans divine participation Bks 9-12 embassy to Achilles; Trojans reach the ships Bks 13-15 Greeks rally (Hera seduces Zeus) Bks 16-19 death of Patroklos leads to return of Achilles Bks 20-22 Achilles fights until he kills Hektor Bks 23-24 funerals of Patroklos and Hektor the withdrawal-devastation-return pattern...
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