Special Sub-Topic: Homer's "The Iliad" - Basic Questions
|Which of these fighters was on the Trojan side of the war?|
Paris. Paris was one of King Priam's sons. King Priam was the Trojan king.
|Achilles was protected against harm on all parts of his body except which?|
heel. Achilles' mother, Thetis of the Silver Feet, dipped him in the River Styx and held him by his heel so he is protected everywhere else.
|Hector was on the Greek side of the Trojan War.|
False. Hector's father was King Priam and his brother was Paris.
|Who was the king of Troy?|
King Priam. Priam was killed by Neoptolomus after the Trojan War in the fall of Troy. Neoptolomus was Achilles' son.
|Who was Achilles' mother?|
Thetis. Achilles' mother dipped him in the River Styx when he was a baby.
|Achilles was dipped in what river to make him unkillable?|
River Styx. The River Styx was the holy river of the gods.
|Which of Achilles' closest friends was killed in battle?|
Patroclus. Achilles let Patroclus go out to battle with his armor which scared the Trojans.
|What was the name of the Greeks' High King?|
Agamemnon. Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter in Greece to let the winds blow, so he could leave Greece.
|Who was the maiden who was taken from Achilles by the High King?|
Briseis. Agamemnon stole Briseis after his maiden Chrysies was taken by Apollo's priests.
|Who kills Achilles at the end of the war?|
Paris. Paris shot an arrow into Achilles' heel, killing Achilles; once he was dead, many Trojans stabbed him as well.
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