Events of Book 23 - The Iliad

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

  • 20 Greek slave girls.
  • 12 Trojan captives.
  • 4 Archaean priests.
  • 100 Trojan women.
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2. Who does Achilles want to take the prize from, in order to give it to the loser?

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

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

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

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

  • Fight
  • Wash
  • Eat
  • Speak

5. How does Achilles light Patroclus' funeral pyre?

  • He prays for assistance from the winds to light it.
  • He orders each of the Myrmidons to hold a burning arrow to the pyre to light it.
  • He captures 100 Trojan women and orders them to light it.
  • He uses Hector's bones form the base of the pyre, which he lights.


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