The Song of Achilles: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Madeline Miller
This Study Guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Song of Achilles.
This section contains 475 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Song of Achilles: A Novel Study Guide

Phthia

Peleus rules over Phthia. It is the kingdom where Patroclus is sent when he is exiled. Patroclus meets Achilles in Phthia and they live there in their youth until they study with Chiron.

Mount Pelion

The centaur Chiron lives on Mount Pelion. Patroclus and Achilles live there for three years with Chiron, learning his ways of medicine and music and of foraging for food. It is remote and quiet, unlike Phthia which is full of activity.

The Sea

Achilles' mother Thetis is a goddess. She is a sea nymph and the sea is her home. She is at the shore when Patroclus first meets her, and later again when he seeks her out. The sea is also the only way to link different kingdoms as they are all on different Islands. When the army makes its voyage to Troy, they spend many days at sea, though they...

(read more)

This section contains 475 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Song of Achilles: A Novel Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Song of Achilles: A Novel from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook