Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Section 1, Prologue & Ships and Men Abstract
* Eris attends the wedding of Peleus and Thetis uninvited.
* Eris offers an apple as an award to the fairest Goddess at the wedding.
* Aphrodite bribes the just of the contest, Paris, offering him any woman he desires.
* Paris kidnaps Helen.
* The Greeks set sail to Troy to save Helen.
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