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Literature midterm study guide
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The book opens during what year of the trojan war?
Who are the two beautiful women that are captured as war prizes?
Chryseis and Briseis
Who was the mortal man responsible for the plague against the army?
Who calls Agamemnon greedy for profit and shameless?
Who does Thetis appeal to in order to regain honor to Achilles?
why is zeus awake during the start of book 2?
He his planning a way to honor achilles
Why does agamemnon tell the soldiers that they should give up and go home?
To test their courage
Who speaks to the Greek soldiers to convince them to stay and fight when Agamemnon is telling them to go home?
What are the two sides in the war
The trojans and greeks
What does zeus suggest to agamemnon in a dream in order to trick them
That he will be victorious in the war
What is the challenge paris issues to the greeks on the battlefield?
man to man combat
Why does Hector chastise Paris when he finds Paris with the troops and not preparing to meet his challenger from the Greek army?
Because he is a coward and brought the Trojans to war
Who does Helen sit next to when watching Paris taking part in the duel on the battlefield?
King Priam from Troy
Who does King Priam blame for the war
After Zeus and Hera come to an agreement on Mount Olympus, who is sent to stir the men up to battle?
Who does Athena disguise herself as?
A trojan soldier
what the god or goddess help the greeks in book 4?
What god or goddess helps the Trojans in Book 4?
agamemnon is confident that what?
The gods are more on his side
In Achilles' absence, who is the Greek's best warrior?
Who helps Diomedes when he is injured by Pandaros
What warning dies Athena give Diomedes after she lifts the veil from his eyes?
dont fight the gods
Why does Aphrodite flee the battle after she interferes to save her son Aneas?
Because she was wounded by Diomedes
who is ares
The god of war
What does hector do when the trojans are forced to retreat
Goes into the city and asks for the elders and women to pray or sacrifice to the
Where does Hector find Paris after the Trojans are forced to retreat?
In his chamber with helen
why does andromache not want hector to go back into battle
She does not want to be a widow and her son an orphan
Why does hector say he has to fight
It is his responsibiltiy
Who is urging Paris to return to the battlefield
Helen and Hector
where does achilles watch his battle from
who does achilles send to get information on the war
After zeus sends the goddess of hate down to the greeks,what does he send iris to tell hector
consequences of interfering
what did the greeks build without poseidon's permission
What is the eagle carrying when it appears as a sign as the trojans are trying to cross the ditch on foot?
A bloody serpent
where is the eagle injured?
chest and neck
When do the trojans finally break through the wall?
The end of the battle :did not know
where do the greek retreat to?
Why does zeus take his eyes off the battlefield after the trojan have driven the greeks to their ships?
he is confident none of the other gods will have the temerity
who does poseidon appear to?
great ajax and little ajax
why does poseidon interfere again?
to help the greeks
After being advised by poulydamas to concentrate hsi forces for more strength,hector is challenged by which greek man?Iliad
warns Hector of their situation.
Who does nestor meet with in order to discuss what to do now that they were wounded and could not fight?
Odysseius and agamemnom
Poseidon appears to whom in order to inspire him to lead his men onto the battlefeild,but stay out of range of arrows so as not to be wounded further
Great and little ajax
who's withdrawal weakens the trojan army?
who must breathe strength into hector
who tells the Gods about zeus' plan
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