Is there is a theory that believes that the shield of Achilles was based on some real atifact?
Is it true there are no happy socieites, like the one in the shield, in other parts of the Homeric epics?
Is it true "the lord with his sceptre" in the shield may give an indication of the kind of king that the leaders of the Greeks might be at their return?
Does the author believe the shield is a microcosm?
Does Oliver Taplin think that the Iliad is a pacifist poem?