Events of Book 24 - The Iliad

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1. What do the Trojans do when Hector's body returns to Ilium?

  • They spend twelve days in silent mourning.
  • They spend seven days sacrificing cattle to Apollo.
  • They spend nine days preparing the funeral pyre.
  • They spend two days participating in the funeral games.
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2. What does Priam bring to Achilles with the hope of exchanging it for Hector's body?

  • A chariot full of treasure.
  • Helen's maid and some wine.
  • Patroclus' shield.
  • A wagon and four Trojan women.

3. Who are the first people to mourn for Hector when his body returns to Ilium?

  • Calypso, Iris and Chryseis.
  • Helen, Andromache and the women.
  • The city elders and Hecabe.
  • Paris and the Trojan soldiers.

4. Who persuades Zeus that Hector's body needs to be released from Achilles' hold?

  • Priam
  • Hephaestus
  • Apollo
  • Athene

5. How does Priam reduce Achilles to tears and persuade him to release Hector's body?

  • He tells him the story of Glaucas and Diomedes.
  • He tells him of Andromache and Hector's orphaned son.
  • He reminds him of his old age and of Achilles' own father.
  • He reminds him of Briseis and her longing for Achilles during her capture.


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