Events of Book 19 - The Iliad

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1. What does Achilles accept from Agamemnon in this book?

  • His chariot, his daughter and his hut.
  • All the gifts previously offered as well as Briseis.
  • His position as leader of the Achaean army.
  • His promise to kill Hector.
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2. What does Athene do when she arrives at Achilles' camp?

  • She fills his heart with love and forgiveness so he doesn't feel the need to pursue Hector.
  • She fills his soul with bravery so that he is courageous enough to face Hector.
  • She fills his stomach with ambrosia so he doesn't suffer with hunger.
  • She fills his stomach with water so he doesn't suffer with dehydration in battle.

3. Who tells Achilles that he shares the same fate as Patroclus?

  • Agamemnon's daughter.
  • Diomedes.
  • Achilles' horses.
  • Achilles' slave girls.

4. What doesn't Achilles want to be reminded of when he goes off to battle?

  • The fact that he is destined to die like Patroclus.
  • The fact that Briseis doesn't love him like she loved Agamemnon.
  • The fact that he knew Patroclus died.
  • The fact that his mother was an immortal but he was not.

5. What does Thetis promise to do at the start of book 19?

  • Ask Zeus to resurrect Patroclus whilst Achilles is in battle.
  • Prevent Patroclus' body from rotting whilst Achilles is in battle.
  • Protect the Achaean camp whilst Achilles is in battle.
  • Convince Aphrodite to return Helen whilst Achilles is in battle.


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