Help with Questions to The Iliad: Describe the shield of Achilles

  1. Describe the shield of Achilles and explain the symbolism.
  2. What is the significance of the speech of Achilles’ horse?
  3. What is a theomachy? Why does the theomachy occur?
  4. Explain the clash of values symbolized in the fight between Achilles and Hektor.
  5. How does Achilles change over the course of the poem?
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