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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from The Iliad

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Achilles' horses - Named Roan Beauty and Charger, Hector rages after these. They are of divine origin and paralleled by few.

Achilles' spear - This object was given to Peleus by Chiron, a centaur renowned for his wisdom and ability in the arts. Not only is this object blessed because it is of divine origin, but it is also crafted from extra-hardy wood.

Aeneas' Horses - In Book 5, Diomedes desires these. They are of divine origin and were given to Tros by Zeus for the stealing of Ganymede.

Argos - A...

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