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Book Name

Priam and Achilles

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Achilles's daily routine

unable to sleep he would drive his chariot with Hector on the back round Patroclus's grave mound three times

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The gods dont abandon Hector

Apollo protects HEctors body in his golden Aegis
They want him saved (except Hera, Poseidon, Athene)

4

Apollo's proposition

on the twelth day Apollo says the gods are being unfar to HEcctor who had always sacrificed to them and that Hector is just being disrespectfull

5

The status of Hector and Achilles

The gods agree that HEctor is a mere mortal and vastly below Achilles in superiority, there is no comparison

6

Zeus's plan

stops Hera and Apollo's arguing plans for Priam to ransom the body

7

Zeus to Thetis

Thetis is found wailing about Achilles
Zeus tells her to tell Achilles the gods are displeased with him and that he will send Iris to Priam to try and ransom Hector with Gifts

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Achilles's reaction to Zeus's proposition

he replies that if the message comes from Zeus he will complie withought hesitation

9

Iris's visit to Priam

tells him to ransom Hector with gifts
he must go alone except for one older herald
to have no fear
HErmes will protect them till he is in the company of Achilles

10

Hecabe to Priam

tries to stop him going, but he says she will not change his mind
asks him to make a libation to Zeus and call for an omen
Zeus sends an eagle

11

Priam to his sons

shouts at his osns calling them cowards
and wishing they had died instead of HEctor
-they load a chariot with the immense ransom

12

Priam sets out with

Idaeus

13

Priam and Idaeus first spot

Hermes in the form of a young man, they are taken with fear believing they will be killed

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Hermes introduces himself

reminds the reader it is night time
adresses Priam as father telling him he reminds him of his own father
Priam calls Hermes DEar child

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Who does Hermes claim to be

Achilles's attendant

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Hermes praises HEctor

says his body is unharmed beacause the gods are takeing care of him

17

Hermes reveals himself
advice

when he has got Priam to Achilles's hut he reveals himself
tells him to supplicate Achilles invoking hismother, father and son.

18

Priams actions towards Achilles

kisses the hands of the killer of so many of his sons and speaks of Hector and compares himself to Peleus in their misery

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The weeping

Priam cries about Hector, Achilles cries about Peleus

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Achilles tlaks about the fourtunes and misfortunes of Peleeus

he was showered in fourtune and welath
lordship over the myrmidons
goddess for his wife but only a single son destined for an untimely death, who will die away in Troy

21

Priam pushes Achilles to far

asks to see Hector immediatly, Achilles gets angry and tells him not to ppush him to far or he may break the commands of Zeus

22

When Achilles prepares Hector for Priam

he groans and asks Patroclus not to be indignant about accepting a ransom

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Achilles shows to be a good guest

prepares food for Priam

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Priam and AChilles gace on eachother in admiration

priam notices Achillesis large and handsome, the very image of the gods
Achilles notices Priams noble looks and utterance of Dardanian Priam

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The peace betweeen Priam and aChilles

they agreee on 11 days peace for HEctor's funeral

26

Achilles sleeps

with Briseis

27

Hermes returns to Priam

He is UNABLE TO SLEEP, cannot figure out how to get Priam out, decides to wake him up and tell him to escape

28

When Priam is spotted

first spotted by Cassandra
she alerts everybody
Ilium is emptied for people coming to see HEctor

29

HEctor is taken into the palace and

the women took up the cry

30

Andromache's lament

withought Hector Troy is bound to fall. The women take up the cry

31

HEcabe

leads the women in a shrill lament
dearest of all her sons
dear to the gods

32

Helen

leads the women in a third lament
-dearest to me of all my Trojan brothers
-Only one but Priam to treat her kindly

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After the trio of womesn laments

the vast multitudes took up the cry

34

the first 9 days

wood is collected

35

the 10th day

HEctor is cremated

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the 11th day

Hectors bones are collected by his crying brotherss
they are put in a golden coffin

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After the cremation

a magnificent funeral feast is prepared in their "Olympian bred ruler"'s palace

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last line of the book

"such were the funeral rites of horse taming HEctor