The Iliad - Study Guide Book 15 Summary & Analysis

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As the Trojans assess their losses in terror, Zeus awakens and realizes Hera's treachery. She disavows responsibility, and tells him that if it had been up to her, Poseidon would have obeyed Zeus. He is mollified by this, and finally explains his plan more fully to her so she can help convince the rest of the gods to back it, instead of fighting against it. He tells her that Apollo must breathe strength into Hector again so the Trojans can drive the Greeks back to their ships again. When Achilles sees them there, he will be angry enough to send his friend, Patroklos into the fight in his place. Hector will then kill Patroklos, which will make Achilles so angry he will finally kill Hector. Once Achilles is in the fight, they will drive the Trojans continuously until Troy is captured.

Hera goes back to Olympus tell...

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