MOSAICS II Lecture Notes Illiad

Reputed to be the most beautiful woman in the ancient

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Reputed to be the most beautiful woman in the ancient world, she was stolen from her husband, Menelaus, and taken to Troy by Paris. She loathes herself now for the misery that she has caused so many Trojan and Achaean men. Priam o King of Troy and husband of Hecuba o Father of fifty Trojan warriors, including Paris and Hector o Earned respect of both Trojans and the Achaeans by virtue of his level-headed, wise and benevolent rule Aphrodite o Goddess of love and daughter of Zeus o Married to Hephaestus but maintains a romantic relationship with Ares o Supports Paris and the Trojans throughout the war
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Book 4 Describe the attitudes of the gods toward the war. o Zeus argues that Menelaus has won the duel and that the war should end as the mortals had agreed. o But Hera wants nothing less than the complete destruction of Troy. o In the end, Zeus gives way and sends Athena to the battlefield to rekindle the fighting. o Disguised as a Trojan soldier, Athena convinces the archer Pandarus to take aim at Menelaus.
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