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The Iliad

The Iliad is an epic poem written by Homer. In the poem, the Trojan War in Greece is being fought. The combatants of the war are the Greeks and the Trojans. Any questions regarding the Trojan Horse can also be place here.

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Did Aesop write the epic poems The Iliad and the Odyssey?

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No. Homer wrote both. Aesop wrote short fables.

Why does Achilles leave battle?

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Because he sees that he has no power

Reflection about the story of The Chieftest Mourner?

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The chieftest mourner by aida rivera ford is all about the poet with many vices and because of thet fact his wife tied him that urge the poet to find another woman.

The poet died and the second wife finances during his life in the hospital and all. so in the wake the second wife summarizes what she did in order to let them know on how important she is and to prove to them that she has a great right to the dead body of the poet rather than the legal wife.But the poets family tried to stop her scandal and tell her that they don't care about what she did but they are after is the peace and serenity in the burial of the poet.

Does Paris die in The Iliad?

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He was killed by an arrow shot by Philoctetes.

What was the topic of the Iliad?

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corinthian wars

What is both needed for courage and hardcover books?

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The answer is''spine''

When did the City of Troy end?

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There were many different cities built on the site of Troy. In each case, the city was built, then later destroyed or abandoned, then sometimes left unoccupied for a while, and then later re-built. The first known city of Troy was built about 3000 B.C. The one that's considered most likely to be the subject of the Iliad was destroyed by war and fire in 1260 B.C. The last Troy began its decline after the construction of Constantinople in the 4th century A.D.

Why are Greeks called the glory?

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No to the answer below. Greece is from the Latin Grecia which is what the Romans called Hellas[Greece] & the Hellenes[Greeks] is what Greeks call[ed] themselves, here is an explanation:

Greece is called Hellas or [H]Ellada by the Greek people. But since the ancient days they have stopped pronouncing the "H". The question "where does the word Greece come from?" has arisen. The word Greece comes from the Romans. From a Greek colony in Magna Grecia (Sicily and Southern Italy) one of the first Greek groups that the Romans came into contact with. Since these Hellenics lived in a place the Romans called Magna Grecia, they were called Grecians or Greek. The name just stuck.

because they are from Greece

They just added a suffix that sounded nice i guess.

What provokes Achilles rage against agamemnon?

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Agamenon took his girl, Bryseis. Poor guy.

Who is sent to tell Calypso that she must let Odysseus go?

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Tiresias, the blind prophet, reveals that Poseidon is punishing the Achaeans for blinding his son Polyphemus. He foretells Odysseus's fate-that he will return home, reclaim his wife and palace from the wretched suitors, and then make another trip to a distant land to appease Poseidon. He warns Odysseus not to touch the flocks of the Sun when he reaches the land of Thrinacia; otherwise, he won't return home without suffering much more hardship and losing all of his crew.

Is Hercules in The Iliad?

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No Hercules is not in the Illiad.

Is the Iliad a epic poem?

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Well Helen of Troy is in the Illiad which is an epic. Odysseus is in the epic The Odyssey. Hope that helps

When was briseis born?

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Briseis Is A Captive Of Achilles After He Sabotaged The Temple OF Apollo In The Shores Of The City Troy. She IS Also Assured By Patroclus Tht Achilles Will Take Her In As His Wife , But As You Know The STory Did Meet a Tragic End And She Was Left Alone.

Why did priam and queen hecuba want Paris killed at birth?

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His mother dreamt of his birth being the downfall of Troy. They were also told by others that this was true , such as a Priest of Apollo. Ironically it did become true, as you could say the Trojan War was due to him.

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Wife of Menelaus cause of Trojan War?

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Helene Queen of Sparta, also called Helene of Troy for her marriage to Prince Paris and Prince Deiphobus, sons of Priam King of Troy.

What is the good side of Trojan war?

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There wasn't really a "good" side or a "bad" side it was a war to rescue Helen of Troy since Paris stole her so technically you could say the Greeks were the good side because they were trying to get back Helen and the other kings joined in because of an agreement they signed when the Greek king married her.

Why are the gods mad when Greece defeats troy?

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The legend is that the gods were divided - some supported Troy, others supported the Achaean invaders.

Who were the survivors of the Trojan War?

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There were a number of survivors of the Trojan War, among both Achaeans and Trojans. Generally, when Achaean survivors are numbered, only those who survived the Returns are listed. Disregarding the issue of longevity of life following the Returns, any list of survivors would have to include the Atridae (Agamemnon and Menelaus), Nestor and his son Thrasymedes, Neoptolemus, Diomedes, and Odysseus. Helen was reunited with Menelaus. Calchas and Amphiaraus survived, but never returned home. Among the Trojan survivors were the captive women, including Andromache and Cassandra. Antenor, who was spared by the Achaeans, was able to gather a sufficient number of survivors to comprise a burial party. Chief among Trojan survivors is Aeneas, who fled burning Troy in the company of his father Anchises and son Ascanius. According to Greek tradition, Aeneas rebuilt Troy, perpetuating the dynasty of Dardanus. Roman tradition envisioned a "New Troy."

Why do the Achaeans took so long to defeat the Trojans?

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We do not know much about the actual timing of the Trojan War, so this will focus on what is written in The Iliad and The Odyssey. The first issue is that the beachhead was difficult for the Greeks to take. The ground was strongly sloped and the Trojans had the high-ground. The second major issues is that Ancient Greeks did not have sophisticated siege weaponry, which meant that it was effectively impossible for them to breach the Trojan Walls surrounding the city until Odysseus came up with the idea of the Trojan Horse, which allowed for the Trojans to "self-breach" the city walls.

Which god helps bring about the death of Patroclus in The Iliad?

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Patroclus was killed by Zeus because Patroclus killed his son Sarpedon. Zeus had Apollo wound him badly which made it easy for Hector to finish him off.

What does Odysseus do after the war?

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Odysseus eventually managed to return to his wife Penelope and child Telemachus. But first, he spent another ten years going through the adventures talked about in the Odyssey.

Identify the character who pleads for the return of hector's body?

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Most of the Trojans plead for the return of Hector's body. But in the gods, Apollo was the one who spoke for Hector. Apollo says that even though Hector is only a mortal, he respected the gods and therefore deserve at least to have a proper burial.