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

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

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 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.

5. 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.


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