Events of Book 23 - The Iliad

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1. What does Achilles have sacrificed at Patroclus' funeral?

  • 12 Trojan captives.
  • 4 Archaean priests.
  • 20 Greek slave girls.
  • 100 Trojan women.
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2. What does Achilles refuse to do until Patroclus is buried?

  • Wash
  • Speak
  • Eat
  • Fight

3. Who does Achilles want to take the prize from, in order to give it to the loser?

  • Antilochus - Second place
  • Trygaeus - Last but one place
  • Diomedes - First place
  • Ajax - Fourth place

4. Why does Achilles finally decide to take Antilochus' prize and give it to the loser of the race?

  • Menelaus saw Antilochus commit a foul.
  • Nestor saw Antilochus receiving extra strength from Hephaestus.
  • Ajax heard Antilochus bribing Trygaeus into losing.
  • Antilochus suggests that Achilles is lying.

5. How does Diomedes win the chariot race?

  • Athene helps him by robbing the loser of victory.
  • He convinces Iris to cast bad omens on the competition.
  • He makes a libation to Apollo who fires a burning arrow at the opposition.
  • He persuades Nestor to distract the competition by calling out bad omens.


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