Why does Achilleus feel responsible for Patroklos

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Does Homer think that Achilleus’ difficulty in restoring his honor reveals something about the phenomenon of honor itself, or just about Achilleus, and if so, what is it? - doesn’t achieve honor after defilement of Hektor’s body o doesn’t make him feel better o not getting anything out of it ready and willing to give body to Priam before Thetis tells him gods want him to - struggled throughout the book to understand the meaning of honor o also with the inner meaning of being human - Book 9 lines 318-322 Achilleus seems to be saying gaining honor on the battlefield won’t stop him from dying. Everyone has the same fate; we’re all going to die. Why shouldn’t I go home and live a long life. - Went to war for the sake of Menelaus’ honor o Was it worth it? Menelaus feels bad for every person who dies for him So many people died, especially after Achilleus left Problems arise at home as a result to Agamemnon’s wife and lover Suitors at Ithaca Helen wishes she hadn’t come
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CLAS 150 taught by Professor Witkin during the Fall '07 term at Middlebury.

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