Iliad Study Questions:
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- Compare Patroklos, Achilleus and Hektor. How are they similar or
different as warriors? What are their motivations for entering battle?
- What constitutes heroic death?
- How does Achilleus react to the death of Patroklos? How does this
compare to the Trojans reaction to Hektor's death?
- Pay close attention to the description of Achilleus' shield. In what
ways do the scenes on the shield parallel scenes in the Iliad?
How can it be seen as a commentary on the poem itself?