Events of Book 23 - The Iliad

HideShow resource information

1. What sort of activities occur in the event organised by Achilles, in order to honour Patroclus?

  • Boxing, archery, wresting and chariot racing.
  • Theatre contests, drinking contests, libations to Zeus and gathering of slave women.
  • Sacrificing, mass praying, ceremonial burning and silent ritual.
  • Drinking, eating, dancing and singing.
1 of 10

Other questions in this quiz

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

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

3. How does Diomedes win the chariot race?

  • Athene helps him by robbing the loser of victory.
  • 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.
  • He convinces Iris to cast bad omens on the competition.

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

  • 20 Greek slave girls.
  • 100 Trojan women.
  • 12 Trojan captives.
  • 4 Archaean priests.

5. What does Achilles refuse to do until Patroclus is buried?

  • Wash
  • Speak
  • Eat
  • Fight

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Classical Civilization resources:

See all Classical Civilization resources »See all Iliad resources »