Events of Book 11 - The Iliad

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1. Why does Machaon get taken to the Achaean camp in a chariot?

  • He is needed to heal the wounds of Odysseus who is to kidnap Helen.
  • He has been wounded by Paris in battle when the Trojans attacked the Achaean line.
  • He accidentally wounded Agamemnon in battle and is about to be tortured.
  • The Achaean line has yet to be attacked by the Trojans therefore he would be safest there.
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2. What does Achilles see from his camp in this book?

  • Agamemnon go past wounded on horseback.
  • The wounded Achaean healer in a chariot.
  • The wounded Achaean priest of Apollo go past on horseback.
  • The corpse of Diomedes pass by in a chariot.

3. What is Patroclus asked to do when he visits the Achaean camp?

  • Convince Achilles to fight or disguise himself as Achilles and fight in his place.
  • Disguise himself as Hector or Priam and infiltrate Ilium to kidnap Helen and return her to Menelaus.
  • Discourage Achilles from fighting as his presence will only serve to make matters worse.
  • Disguise himself as Paris and infiltrate Trojan ranks to expose tactics.

4. What does Zeus do at the beginning of Book 11?

  • Directs strong winds against the Achaean army.
  • Sends Athene to negotiate with the Trojans.
  • Rains blood on the Achaean camp.
  • Sends a flood to the Trojan camp.

5. Who is seriously wounded by the Trojans in this book?

  • Machaon, the Achaean healer.
  • Trygaeus, the Achaean soothsayer.
  • Dikaiopolis, the Achaean priest of Apollo.
  • Tandarus, the Achaean priest of Athene.


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