Events of Book 24 - The Iliad

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1. Who helps Priam enter the Achaean camp?

  • Iris dressed as Ajax's brother.
  • Hermes dressed as an Achaean soldier.
  • Athene dressed as Nestor.
  • Apollo dressed as a Myrmidon soldier.
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2. Who are the first people to mourn for Hector when his body returns to Ilium?

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

3. How does Achilles treat Hector's body at the beginning of book 24?

  • He leaves it to rest on top of Patroclus' funeral pyre.
  • He drags it around Patroclus' tomb every day.
  • He allows the Myrmidons to stab it every night.
  • He lets the vultures feed on it every day.

4. What does Achilles do whilst the Trojan's prepare Hector's funeral pyre?

  • He temporarily returns to Greece, taking the Achaean army with him.
  • He gives them reprieve from battle.
  • He only lets the Myrmidons go to battle.
  • He sends the Achaean soldiers to Troy to mourn with the Trojans.

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

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


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