Achilles' surrender of Briseis to Agamemnon, from the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, fresco, 1st century AD, now in the Naples National Archaeological Museum. PD Courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen and Wikipedia.

Iliad Study Guide

Achilles' surrender of Briseis to Agamemnon, from the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, fresco, 1st century AD, now in the Naples National Archaeological Museum. PD Courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen and Wikipedia.
Achilles’ surrender of Briseis to Agamemnon, from the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, fresco, 1st century AD, now in the Naples National Archaeological Museum. PD Courtesy of Marie-Lan Nguyen and Wikipedia.
Iliad Study Guide

Book I: Supplication. Plague. Quarrel.
Book I Summary
Notes
Major Characters

Book II: Greeks And Trojans Get Ready For Battle.
Book II Summary
Notes
Major Characters

Book III: Paris – Single Combat With Menelaus.
Book III Summary
Notes
Major Characters

Book IV: Quarrel Among The Gods.
Book IV Summary
Notes
Major Characters

Book V: Athena Helps Diomedes. He Injures Aphrodite And Ares.
Book V Summary
Major Characters

Book VI: Andromache Begs Hector Not To Fight.
Book VI Summary
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Book VII: Ajax And Hector Fight. Paris Won’t Give Up Helen.
Book VII Summary
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Book VIII: 2nd Battle; Greeks Beaten Back.
Book VIII Summary
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Book IX: Agamemnon Returns Briseis To Achilles.
Book IX Summary
Major Characters

Book X: Greeks Capture A Trojan Spy.
Book X Summary
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Book XI: Nestor Urges Patroclus To Persuade Achilles To Lend His Armor.
Book XI Summary
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Book XII: Trojans Get Through Greek Walls.
Book XII Summary
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Book XIII: Poseidon Aids the Greeks.
Book XIII Summary
Major Characters

Book XIV: Trojans Driven Back. Hector Wounded.
Book XIV Summary
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Book XV: Healed, Hector Burns Greek Ships.
Book XV Summary
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Book XVI: Patroclus Wears Achilles’ Armor Into Battle.
Book XVI Summary
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Book XVII: Achilles Learns Patroclus Is Dead.
Book XVII Summary
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Book XVIII: Shield of Achilles.
Book XVIII Summary
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Book XIX: Achilles Agrees To Lead The Greeks.
Book XIX Summary
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Book XX: Gods Join Both Sides Of The Battle.
Book XX Summary
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Book XXI: Achilles Winning.
Book XXI Summary
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Book XXII: Death of Hector.
Book XXII Summary
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Book XXIII: Patroclus’ Games.
Book XXIII Summary
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Book XXIV: Hector Desecration, Return, And Burial.
Book XXIV Summary
Major Characters

Return to: Iliad, Odyssey, Homer.

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