Help with Questions to The Iliad: Books 10-12


  • Why does Diomedes choose Odysseus to accompany him on the night raid on the Trojans?  What do you learn about Odysseus in Book 10?
  • Do the events of Book 11 change your opinion of Agamemnon’s character?
  • What do you learn about the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus in Book 11?
  • How many similes can you identify in Book 12?  What is the poetic effect of these similes?
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