Events of Book 18 - The Iliad

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1. Who do the Trojans agree with Hector when he suggests attacking the Achaean camp, despite Achilles return to battle?

  • They are threatened with death if they do not agree with him.
  • Athene robs the Trojans of their wits.
  • They believe that Zeus will favour them in battle.
  • They don't trust Polydamus who suggests retreating.
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2. Why won't Achilles allow Patroclus to be buried?

  • He wants Agamemnon to apologise first.
  • He wants to slay Hector first.
  • Iris tells him he is dreaming and that Patroclus is alive.
  • He wants Thetis to ask Zeus to bring him back to life.

3. Who accompanies Achilles to the battle field?

  • Nestor
  • Antilochus
  • Athene
  • Iris

4. Who tells Achilles that Patroclus has been killed?

  • Antilochus
  • Thetis
  • Pandarus
  • Nestor

5. When Hephaestus hands over the new armour he has made, what does the shield show?

  • Hector's corpse, a fallen Ilium, Patroclus' resurrection and the marriage of Achilles and Briseis.
  • Festivals of theatre, Athens, children and women milking cattle in Argos.
  • Constellations, dancing children, pastures and cities of men.
  • Achilles slaying Hector, Patroclus' soul, the mountains of Olympus and the throne of Zeus.

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