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The death of Hector a version after Iliad XXII by ReneМЃ Hague

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Published by Christopher Skelton in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England .
Written in English



  • Troy (Extinct city)


  • Hector (Legendary character) -- Fiction.,
  • Princes -- Troy (Extinct city) -- Fiction.,
  • Achilles (Greek mythology) -- Fiction.,
  • Trojan war -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

Statementby René Hague ; with drawings by Peter Campbell.
ContributionsCampbell, Peter, 1937-, Homer., Skelton"s Press., Press Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPR6058.A384 D43 1973
The Physical Object
Pagination[27] p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2304015M
LC Control Number86178667

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Read BOOK 22 Death of Hector of The Iliad by Homer. The text begins: [1] So they throughout the city, huddled in rout like fawns, were cooling their sweat and drinking and quenching their thirst, as they rested on the fair battlements; while the Achaeans drew near the wall leaning their shields against their shoulders. But Hector did deadly fate ensnare to abide there where he was in front of. The Iliad - Book 22 - The death of Hector. Reading time: about 42 minutes; Powerpoint of Achilles in Books Ares (Mars in Latin) is the god of war (). Preparation for Hector’s death. Even Hector realizes the inevitability of his impending death. Homer sets the scene: Priam sees Achilles coming on and advises Hector not to wait outside. Book XXII. The Death of Hector: The Argument. The Trojans being safe within the walls, Hector only stays to oppose Achilles. Priam is struck at his approach, and tries to persuade his son to re-enter the town. Hecuba joins her entreaties but in vain. Hector consults within himself what measures to take; but, at the advance of Achilles, his. Hector’s death is a presentiment of the fall of Troy, as is the prediction of Astyanax’s orphaning. Andromache’s delayed response is a device that emphasizes the shock of Hector’s death, giving the reader the sense of surprise for something that he or she had known was coming for a long time.

  Hector realizes he has been tricked by Athena and that his end is near. Hector wants a glorious death, so he draws his sword and swoops down on Achilles, who charges with his spear. Achilles knows the armor Hector is wearing and puts that knowledge to use, finding the weak point at the collarbone. He pierces Hector's neck, but not his windpipe. Twelve days after Hector ’s death, Apollo addresses the gods. He tells them that Hector always respected the gods, and that Achilles has no decency for desecrating his body. Hera counters him, stating that Achilles is the son of a god, and that he and Hector cannot be equals. Zeus agrees with Hera, but also indicates that the gods loved. Hektor's choice to remain on the battlefield and fight Achilles in a duel ignores her plea; therefore, in accordance with the idea that the hero is an extension of the mother, Hektor will be guilty of her death if anything happens to her. Priam's plea to his son is similar to Hekuba's, but his plea is . Bk XXII The death of Hector Athene deceived Hector with her words and her disguise, and led him on till he and Achilles met. Hector of the gleaming helm spoke first: ‘I will not run from you, as before, son of Peleus. My heart failed me as I waited for your attack, and three times round Priam’s city we ran, but now my heart tells me.

Start studying Iliad Book The Death of Hector. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.   The Book The Death of Hector is an example of how the Iliad represents the religious beliefs and the values, it shows that Greeks believed that the God and Goddess played an important role in Greek society and that the valued war and death. THE DEATH OF HECTOR THE ILIAD, BOOK XXII Homer Translated by Robert Fagles So all through Troy the men who had fled like panicked fawns were wiping off their sweat, drinking away their thirst, leaning along the city's massive ramparts now, while Achaean troops, sloping shields to shoulders, closed against the walls. But there stood Hector. The death of the Trojan hero Hector becomes a turning point in Homer's epic poem The Iliad. This work from Ancient Greece tells the story of the ending of the Trojan War, which lasted for ten.