The Song of Achilles: A Novel - Chapters 13-17 Summary & Analysis

Madeline Miller
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Chapters 13-17 Summary

Chapter 13

Patroclus and Achilles stay with Lycomedes and his daughter on the pretense that Patroclus is the husband of Achilles, who is still in disguise as a woman. The four of them share a table at meals, but otherwise Patroclus and Achilles spend their days together. Deidameia is heartbroken; Achilles does not even take note of her, even though she is his wife and carrying his child. Even Patroclus takes pity on her.

One day Deidameia has Patroclus summoned to her room. She says she will be leaving for her confinement. She wonders what Achilles sees in Patroclus; it certainly is not apparent to her. She is very sad and Patroclus is moved by her pain. She indicates she wants to take him to bed. At first he resists but he sees he has little choice in the matter, and he...

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