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02/06/2021

Who ends up killing Hector?

Who ends up killing Hector?

Achilles

How did Achilles kill Hector in the Iliad?

He stabbed Hector in the throat, killing him. Hector had begged for an honorable burial in Troy, but Achilles was determined to humiliate his enemy even in death. He dragged Hector’s body behind his chariot all the way back to the Achaean camp and tossed it on the garbage heap.

What does Achilles do with Hector after he kills him?

After his death, Achilles slits Hector’s heels and passes the girdle that Ajax had given Hector through the slits. He then fastens the girdle to his chariot and drives his fallen enemy through the dust to the Danaan camp. Thetis has told Achilles to allow King Priam to come and take the body for ransom.

How did Hector die?

Achilles aimed and shot his spear into a small gap in the neck area of that armor, killing Hector. Afterward, the Greeks desecrated Hector’s corpse by dragging it around the grave of Patroclus three times. King Priam, Hector’s father, then went to Achilles to beg for his son’s body so he could give it a proper burial.

Why did Achilles cry after killing Hector?

He saw Hector as brother, because they shared together his most important values. And he killed him. Achilles could have probably felt like he killed himself, for a reason that might seem absurd from that perspective… That’s why the tears and that’s why he said “we’ll meet soon my brother”.

Why did Hector have to die and not Achilles?

Although Hector wore Achilles’ own enchanted armor, Achilles manages to drive a spear through the space between the shoulder and collar bone, the only place the armor does not protect. Hector dies prophesying Achilles’ own death, which will be brought on by his hubris and stubbornness.

Did Paris and Helen have a child?

Another account mentions that Helen and Paris had three kids—Bunomus, Corythus, and Idaeus—but sadly, these boys died when the roof of the family home in Troy collapsed.

Is Paris older than Achilles?

Paris of Troy was presumably an adult at the time of the marriage of Peleus and Thetis and the Judgement of Paris. That would mean Paris was at least 15-20 years older than Achilles.

Why did Achilles love briseis?

When Odysseus, Ajax, and Phoenix visit Achilles to negotiate her return in book 9, Achilles refers to Briseis as his wife or his bride. He professes to have loved her as much as any man loves his wife, at one point using Menelaus and Helen to complain about the injustice of his ‘wife’ being taken from him.

Did Achilles have a male lover?

Commentators from the Classical period on have interpreted the relationship through the lens of their own cultures. As a rule, the post-classical tradition shows Achilles as heterosexual and having an exemplary platonic friendship with Patroclus.

Was Achilles beautiful?

According to Homeros’ Iliad, Achilles is the most handsome young man in the Greek camp. And he has shiny (reddish) blond hair. “Nireus who was the most beautiful man who came to Troy Of the rest of the Danaans, after Peleus’ blameless son. But he was weak and a small army followed him.”

Who is a better hero Hector or Achilles?

From Cicero’s framework, Hector was clearly the better man than Achilles. His actions in the Iliad are largely driven by what Cicero would see as morally good. He fights to keep his community intact, even if on the battlefield he, like all fighting men that Homer depicts, was not above brutality.

Which book does Achilles die in?

the Iliad