Events of Book 22 - The Iliad

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1. What does Achilles do to Hectors body immediately after killing him?

  • Cleans it and throws it over the walls of Ilium for the Trojans to bury.
  • Let the Achaeans stab it then drag it through the dirt.
  • Burn it along with the sacred artefacts of the Trojan Gods.
  • Let the vultures feast on it before burning it in the battlefield.
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2. How does Andromache find out about Hector's death?

  • Aphrodite delivers a dream to her in which the event is set out as it happened.
  • She hears Priam and Hecabe weeping at the city walls.
  • Iris appears before her and tells her of Hector's fate.
  • She hears the soothsayer announcing it in the city marketplace.

3. As Hector is dying, what does he beg Achilles to do?

  • Take his son back to Argos and care for him as a father would.
  • Retrieve Helen from his brother Paris and return her to Menelaus.
  • Return his body to the Trojans for burial in Troy.
  • Marry Andromache to Paris in order to care for his son.

4. Why doesn't Hector follow the Trojans into the city walls at the beginning of book 22?

  • Aphrodite had rescued him from battle and placed him there for safety.
  • He wants to face his destiny and therefore to comfort Achilles.
  • He is too ashamed having ordered them to stay outside the walls.
  • Athene has tricked him into thinking that it is a safe position from Achilles.

5. How many times does Achilles chase Hector around the city walls?

  • 2
  • 5
  • 3
  • 9

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