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2. HOMER'S POETRY AND THE RICHNESS OF THE ORAL TRADITION
-Achilleus summarizes the story for his mother, Thetis (1.364-92), eventhough he says she already knows it. Find other examples of howHomer repeats passages or summarizes parts of the story.
-Find examples of references to other legends in the Iliad. Howare they used?
-Do you remember our discussion of the difference between the plot ofthe Iliad and the story of the Trojan War? What's book 3 got todo with it?
-How does Homer remind us of Achilleus' anger, while Achilleus isabsent?
-Why does Homer mention the Muses three times (2. 484-93, 594-600,761-62) in the Catalog of the Ships?
-How does Homer link together different SIMILES todescribe the marshalling of the Greek warriors (2.455-83)?

Structures of Progression in the Plot of the Iliad - Project MUSE

BOOK ELEVEN: Book 11 is essential to the plot of the Iliad for two reasons.

Summarize the plot of The Iliad

Fenik has investigated other versions of the Rhesus myth, which do not mention Dolon. He is unable to reconcile inconsistencies in those versions with Book 10 and with the plot of the because they make Rhesus a more important warrior than Achilles and the magical element of the oracle is "jarring." In the Iliad, Rhesus' story is so different that he loses all importance and is only a minor figure. Fenik argues that other versions of the Rhesus tale are older than the and that Dolon is included in Book 10 to help with this change. He suggests that the original, pre-Iliadic motivation for the night raid was to kill Hector. But this was altered because it was inappropriate for the Iliad: it would be cowardly to kill the hero Hector at night and such an attempt would be doomed to fail since it is inconsistent with the plot of the Iliad. Fenik persuasively concludes that Book 10 is "clearly fitted to the Iliad, no matter how uncomfortably it sits in its present surroundings" because the poet adapted his mythic material to the Iliad.

book 16 is a crucial turning point in the plot of the Iliad

While the main plot of the Iliad is indeed the story of the Wrath of Achilles (), the bounds of Homeric epic poem are much wider. There is a great number of stories of deeds past, some premonitions of things that are about to happen (in a brilliant compositional decision, Homer doesn't tell us a story of the fall of Troy in the Iliad, Hector's death serving as an omen for that). There's really less than a half of books in Iliad where Achilles is the main hero (namely, 1, 9, 16, 18-24; this led scientists to suppose that there was an older oral poem telling of Achilles' Wrath alone that Homer used as a basis for the Iliad). This supposed poem is commonly called 'Menis' ('Wrath') instead of 'Achilleid' in order to prevent confusion with the Achilleid, a Latin epic poem by P. Papinius Statius (II c. A.D.)

Im doing a project for school, and I need a one paragraph plot summary of the Iliad
1) sparks Achilleus' anger and sets in motion the plot of the Iliad

Iliad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Achilles is big enough to hold the plot of the Iliad though absent for whole chapters. And the Iliad is a simple story, much simpler than The Lord of the Rings. In a sentence: Paris the Trojan has stolen Helen, the wife of Menelaus, a Greek; so the Greeks, under Agamemnon, Menelaus's brother, besiege Troy, and Achilles brings his own small army to help. There is a hinterland - a complicated history which fans enjoy exploring - but so there is in The Archers.

call the plot of the Iliad a "digression in the story of the entire war

The Iliad: Plot Overview | LitCharts Study Guides

The roll of the gods and goddesses is of central import to the plot of The Iliad. It is Zeus, at the behest of Achilles’ divine mother Thetis, who intercedes in the tide of battle between the Greeks and Trojans. Other members of the pantheon have their own goals and objectives however. Athena and Hera are both staunchly in the camp of the insulted Greeks, whereas Apollo and Aphrodite support the doomed Troy. Consequently, their influence in the battles is important to the success of either side and their petty and often childish infighting causes the battle’s momentum to shift back and forth. It would have been easy for Thomas and Sepulveda to have failed in their objectives at this point. Other adaptations and Illustrated Classics have sometimes been unable to use the artwork to adequately capture the writing. As a result, what was amazing in prose can sometimes fail in comic book form. Sepulveda’s talent however avoids that fate. His art is so elegantly seamless that the gods and goddesses manipulations and intrusions into the affairs of humans does not come across as cheesy or silly.

the woman whose seizure by Agamemnon in book 1 initiates the entire plot of the Iliad

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Achilles took twenty-three towns outside Troy, including Lyrnessos, where he captured Briseis to keep as a concubine. Meanwhile, took a woman named Chryseis and taunted her father, Chryses, a priest of Apollo, when he attempted to buy her back. Apollo sent a plague through the Greek armies and Agamemnon was forced to give Chryseis back to her father; however he took Briseis away from Achilles as compensation for his loss. This action sparked the central plot of the Iliad: Achilles becomes enraged and refuses to fight for the Greeks any further. The war goes badly, and the Greeks offer handsome reparations to their greatest warrior; Achilles still refuses to fight in person, but he agrees to allow Patroclus to fight in his place, wearing his armor. The next day is killed and stripped of the armor by the Trojan hero , who mistakes him for Achilles. Achilles is overwhelmed with grief for his dear friend and lover, and the rage he once harbored toward Agamemnon begins shifting to Hector. Thetis, his mother, rises from the sea floor and berates him for excessive grief, reminding him it is a fine thing to sleep with women too. She obtains magnificent new armor for him from Hephaestus, and he returns to the fighting, killing Hector. He desecrates the body, dragging it behind his chariot before the walls of Troy three times, and refuses to allow it to receive funeral rites. When Priam, the king of Troy and Hector's father, comes secretly into the Greek camp to plead for the body, Achilles finally relents; in one of the most moving scenes of the Iliad, he receives Priam graciously and allows him to take the body away.