The Question and Answer section for Iliad is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I believe that Achilles's close friend and cousin, Patroclus, was killed by Hector.
Homer has never been surpassed in his ability to portray both the beauty and horror of war. War brings out the best in his heroes, as they tap previously unknown reserves of strength, courage, and loyalty. But war also can bring out the worst in...
The deadly arrows are loosed because Agamemnon refuses to ransom Chryseis. He also treats her (Chryseis) rudely.