Note: The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles. HarperCollins, 2012. First edition, hardcover.
• The narrator, who is as yet unnamed, recalls having been born of a great king and a ‘simple’ mother.
• When his father hosts the Olympic games, the narrator admires the young Achilles, who wins the race he competes in.
• The narrator recalls a moment on the beach with his mother, skipping stones on the sea, and says that it is his only memory of his mother.
• The narrator’s father tells him that he will put himself forth as a suitor to Helen, the daughter of Tyndareus, and they ride to Tyndareus’ hall with gifts.
• At Tyndareus’ palace, the suitors offer their gifts, and Odysseus tells Tyndareus that he has set up a dangerous situation in which the suitors will...
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