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1

Name of book

Achilles takes notice

2

The begining of the book

Strife is sent down to unleash her war cry among the Greeks

3

Agamemnon in this book

he is presented as a hero
given an arming scene, his body armour a gift from Cinrad of Cyprus for the battle at Troy

4

A simile to describe the battle

reapers starting from either side of a field, death to all, inescapable

5

Agamemnon's portrayed as courageous

first to charge in
charges in where it is most confused

6

Similies to describe Agamemnon

compared to a powerfull lion bringer of death
compared to a raging fire Makes the TRojans flee before him
compared to a lion stampeding a herd

7

Agamemnon's heroics

kills 6 Trojans
brutally kills the sons of Antimachus who supplicate him
Agamemnon had almost reached the city

8

Zeus's instructions to Hector

send Iris to tell him not to attack Agamemnon, but when Agamemnon is injured he will give Hector the strength to kill up to the ships

9

Death of Iphidamas

Iphidamas was raised in a palace
he abandoned his bride in pursuit of glory against the Greeks
his parents had tried to keep him
dies at the hand of Agamemnon

10

Agamemnon's injury

Coon Iphidamas's brother unnoticed strikes Agamemnon below the elbow
Agamemnon cuts of Coon's head

11

Agamemnon after his wound

keeps on fighting
when the blood dries he receives stabbing pains
-compared to the pangs a women receives in childbirth
As he flees in his chariot he shouts encouragement to the Greeks

12

Hector's heroics

when Agamemnon leaves Hector is moved to action
kills 9 Greeks
"the enemy fell in multitudes"

13

The stand against Hector

Odysseus and Diomedes make a stand
compared to boars charging at the hounds chasing them

14

Diomedes spots Hector

throws a spear at Hector's head, he is saved by his helmet, he pauses on the ground before getting back to his chariot and escaping

15

Paris's fighting

shoots an arrow which pierces Diomedes's foot
Paris gets up and speaks like a little boy "got you!"
Diomedes insults him but flees in his chariot

16

Odysseus's fighting

has a short Aristea
is eventually surrounded by Trojans,
compared to an antlered stag surrounded by jackals

17

The rescue of Odysseus

Menelaus and Ajax come to his rescue
Ajax kills five Trojans

18

The battle near the river Scamander

Hector is creating havoc
Paris hits the best Greek warrior Machaon with an arrow

19

Nestor's actions

saves Machaon in his chariot

20

What does Hector do in the fight

he avoids Ajax

21

Will of Zeus shown

he makes Ajax retreat

22

Ajax's support

Eurypulus, is shot by Paris and retreats

23

Achilles's actions

dispatches Patroclus to find out if it is Machaon that is being hurried away in Nestor's chariot

24

Patroclus's fate is sealed

"The begging of his end" (when he is dispatched to see Machaon)

25

Nestor makes the Greek situation seem desperate

it is the "very best men" lying by the ships. He gives a list of names

26

Nestor's advice

-he reminds Patroclus of his father's Menoetius's advice who told him Achilles was the stronger man but that his job was to advise him
-proposes the idea that if persuasion does not work enter battle in Achilles's armour with the Myrmidons
-mentions how he fought the Eleans but was not allowed but did really well- tempting glory

27

Patroclus and Eurypulus

On his way back Erypulus tells him that all the Greeks will die by their ships. Patroclus heals Eurypulus

28

Importance of Achilles sending Patroclus

shows he is not indifferent
Nestor offers crucial tactical advice that sways the direction of events

29

Description of Agamemnon's killing spree

"so the routed Trojans were mown down by Agamemnon's onslaught