Who behaves more properly in the dispute?
What are the rules of proper conduct?
Can we blame humans for their actions?
Bring five pennies to class.
Look up the Greek word "aristeia" on the web and
formulate its definition in your own words.
examples of aristeia in The Iliad.
Describe how it manifests itself and what it brings about.
Begin to form the list: “The rules of war/warrior include…” Who upholds each
rule? Who breaks them?
Who gives the strongest argument for
Hector to remain in Troy?
Find text that characterizes each
Bring an Examination Book for an in-class writing exercise.
We will watch another segment of "Troy".
What is Homer teaching us in providing so much detail of each individual battle in the poem?
Reread the account of Zeus' cable and scales in Book VIII. What are we to learn about Zeus, the other gods, and Greek Cosmology?
Which side has a more compelling response/behavior in the Embassy to Achilles?
Continue to develop the warrior code.
Develop a list of god/mortal
personifications. Determine which human best personifies each of
What does Sarpedon's corpse symbolize?
Write an obituary & eulogy for Patroclus.
Is his death tragic?
What is the relationship between the gods and
Why does Achilles decide to re-enter the war?
In what way do each of the following characters
demonstrate the ebb and flow of the war: Achilles, Hector,
What part of Achilles' personality does
What does Patroclus' corpse symbolize?
What is the symbolism of Achilles' loss of
armor to Patroclus?
What is the complete code of the warrior?
Who matches this code better - Hector or
Who is the greater hero, Hector or Achilles?
What does the river symbolize in Book XXI?
What line or group of lines best summarizes
the entire poem?
Why is the ending perfect?
What lesson does Priam teach Achilles?