Events of Book 24 - The Iliad

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1. What happens to reassure Hecabe when she is worried that Achilles will kill Priam?

  • Zeus sends an eagle as a good omen.
  • Apollo sends a cobra as a sign of fortune.
  • Apollo sends Iris to tell her of Priam's safety.
  • Ares fills her with a sense of confidence.
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2. What does Priam bring to Achilles with the hope of exchanging it for Hector's body?

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

3. What is Priam doing when Hermes arrives to tell him to return to Ilium?

  • Sleeping in the Achaean camp.
  • Speaking with Achilles.
  • Sleeping in his chariot.
  • Stealing Patroclus' body from the ground.

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

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

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

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