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The Role of Hecton in "The Iliad"

Summary: The character of Hector in Homer's "The Illiad" flees from Achilles in Book XXII, and this explains the abandonment of his family and of Troy. The city of Troy is identified with Hector as Hector comes to believe he is the city's greatest hero.
As Hector flees Achilles in Book XXII of The Iliad, one of the places he passes is the well spring of the river Scamander, the source of agricultural wealth for the city and the namesake of Hector's son, an image that serves not only to give reference to the flight of Hector, but also begins to explain Hector's abandonment of Troy and his own family. Throughout Book VI, the city of Troy builds up Hector as a great and invincible hero, and Hector, as a person who is looking for glory, accepts the position willingly. However, even though he feels that to desert his city would be shameful and worse than death, it becomes clear to Hector that he cannot be the opponent necessary to beat Achilles, and he tries to escape the Achaean hero and the shame of escape itself, but he...

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