The Song of Achilles: A Novel - Chapters 26-29 Summary & Analysis

Madeline Miller
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Chapters 26-29 Summary

Chapter 26

Briseis is taken by Agamemnon's guards. Patroclus conveys his anger to Achilles, who only replies that he needs to see his mother. Patroclus is raging with anger. He visits Agamemnon, slits his own wrist to swear with blood the truth of his words, and he convinces Agamemnon that if he beds Briseis, he will lose his kingdom; no want will want to serve a king who takes another man's just spoils of war.

Patroclus is eager to hurt Achilles with the news of what he has done. At first, Achilles is hurt and angry, but Patroclus explains to him that Achilles must be remembered for who he really is, not as a man who would betray his friends in oder to have Agamemnon fall. Achilles hears this, and feels bad for what he has done. He says Patroclus is a...

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