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In Book IX of the Iliad, Achilles explains that he has a choice (as his mother, the goddess Thetis, explained to him).

In Book IX of the Iliad, Achilles explains that he has a choice (as his mother, the goddess Thetis, explained to him). What are Achilles’ options, and how do his options reflect the ideology of the epic Greek hero? How are these themes associated with Greek ideas about “praise” vs. “blame” and “beauty”? In your discussion, be sure to use (and define) the specific Greek terms for fame, (un-)withering.
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