Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. This book raises the issues of war and life beyond war. However, andromache is seen in iliad 6 in an unusual place for the traditional housewife, standing before the ramparts of troy 6. The iliadbook 22 the boxes and the by homer questions at the. Hector has killed patroclus, achilles beloved comrade, and achilles rage is terrifying. Bitter fighting resumes, causing massive casualties on both sides. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Hearing the wailing outside her chambers, andromache fears the worst and rushes out to the gates. Hector and andromache illiad book 6 by mary thomson on prezi. Do you think that this attitude is consistent with his character elsewhere in the iliad. In book 6 hectors humanity is shown as he shares a loving moment with his wife, andromache, and his son astyanax. Achilles would also later kill andromaches husband, hector. Andromache pleads with hektor not to endanger himself any longer. Battle between men after intervening for a time, the gods have retreated from the battlefield for now.
Hectors wife andromache makes a tearful speech to hector, begging him to be more careful and stay behind the battlements more often. The end of book vi is the famous scene between hector and andromache and their infant son, astyanax. The battle narratives in books 5 and 6 and the very end of book 4 constitute the epic. But he found not whitearmed andromache in his halls. He kisses astyanax, who, although initially frightened by the crest on hector s helmet, greets his father happily. Hector and andromache from book 6 of the iliad youtube. Adrestus begs to be given mercy and menelaus considers, but agamemnon chides him for being weak.
Throughout her appearances in the iliad, andromache is portrayed as a wife and mother. The iliad of homer popebook 6 wikisource, the free. The iliad book 6 hector returns to troy cabrini university. Oct, 2017 the iliad book summary in under five minutes. Hector returns to the city for a brief time in book 6 of homers the iliad. She primarily appears in books 6 and 22 of the epic poem. Jul 08, 2016 before returning to battle, hector has an encounter with his wife andromache, who is portrayed in the iliad as a gentle woman who just wants her excellent husband to live a full and essentially domestic life. Mar 08, 2014 this feature is not available right now. It is a portrait of the warrior at home, war forgotten as he watches his son play and talks with his wife. Hector urges his playboy brother paris to suit up and get back to the battle.
Most commentators consider this scene to be the most moving in the iliad. Menelaus is inclined to show mercy to the captured trojan charioteer, but agamemnon calls for the complete destruction of troyall ilium blotted out,no tears for their lives, no markers for their graves. Feb 07, 2015 in my previous post i looked at hectors farewell to his wife and child in book 6. Hector hurried from the house when she had done speaking, and went down the streets by the same way that he had come. Helenus, the chief augur of troy, commands hector to return to the city, in order to appoint a solemn procession of the queen and the trojan matrons to the temple of minerva, to entreat her to remove diomed from the fight. Andromache begs hector not to go back, but he insists that he cannot escape his. As hector returns to battle, andromache grieves as if he were already dead. Hector returns to troy at thetis request, zeus intervenes to help the trojans defeat the achaeans. Achilles would also later kill andromache s husband, hector. Without the help of achilles the greeks forces are annihilated by the trojans led by their greatest warrior hector, the son of the trojan king, priam. Compare his remarks here with those of hektor in book 6, lines 488489, quoted in the section on fate and free will. Analysis two scenes illustrate brutality and humanity in war.
Hector smiled as he looked upon the boy, but he did not speak, and andromache stood by him weeping and taking his hand in her own. Polypoetes, and antilochus join in the fray while menelaus attacks the trojan adrestus. Hektors wife who tries to convince him not to go back to the battle. Andromache the mythical wife of trojan prince hector. The battle narratives in books 5 and 6 and the very end of book 4 constitute. Sep 14, 2011 hector meets paris on his way out of the city, and the brothers prepare to rejoin the battle. Most commentators consider this scene to be the most. Andromache weeps for the past loss of her family to the achaeans, and asks for hector to stay within troys walls, fearing that she will become a widow. Here she is carrying out an action hector had ordered her to perform during their conversation in iliad 6 6. Andromache is almost always depicted in tears in the epic. A servant tells him that she has gone to troys tower to watch the fighting. She had gone with her son and a fair companion, to the battlements, where she stood in tears and sorrow. He finds andromache and the baby astyanax on the walls overlooking the battlefield.
He is determined to have revenge, and in book 22 he faces hector in single combat. Andromache weeps for the past loss of her family to the achaeans, and asks for hector to stay within troys. The battle continues with ajax telamon killing trojans along side the rampaging diomedes. The iliad summary in the tenth year of the trojan war, tensions are running high among the achaians a superancient name for the ancient greeks. Hector speeds to his own house, but his wife andromache is not there.
Hector runs to the gates, where he meets andromache and their infant son astyanax. What makes them distinctive is that they come from achilleus. The battle narratives in book 6 constitute the epics first descriptions of warfare, and, within the war as a whole, the first battles in which the sulking achilles has not fought. First, the priest chryses comes to ask their leader, king agamemnon, to release his daughter, whom agamemnon was holding captive. Jun 20, 2011 from homers iliad, in the richmond lattimore translation from the university of chicago press, this is the moment on the battlements of troy, when the trojans great hero hector has left the fighting momentarily. Homers epic poem the iliad tells the story of the trojan war and the epic heroes and gods, including achilles, hector, odysseus, athena, ares. The episodes of glaucus and diomed, and of hector and andromache. Priam and hecuba grieve for hector, and priam calls his death the most heartbreaking loss of the war. Two scenes illustrate brutality and humanity in war. Dear husband, said she, your valour will bring you to destruction. How is the relationship between helen and paris different from the relationship between hector and andromache in books 3 and 6 of the iliad. Although the achaeans suffer a disadvantage from achilles absence, they manage to subdue the trojans. In book 17 of the iliad, homer mentions podes, a brother of andromache. The episodes of glaucus and diomed, and of hector and.
Aug 28, 2016 the episodes of glaucus and diomed, and of hector and andromache the gods having left the field, the grecians prevail. Homers epic poem the iliad tells the story of the trojan war and the epic heroes and gods, including achilles, hector, odysseus, athena, ares, paris. Hectors wife andromache does not yet know of hectors death, as no messenger is brave enough to bring her the news. In book 6 of the iliad, andromache is depicted as saying that her father and his seven sons were killed by achilles in cilician thebe during the trojan war. For a modern literary treatment of death as the great leveler, read w. Hector in troy study guide by gracevolante includes 25 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more.1362 1388 885 560 899 877 707 1604 1541 1014 903 487 929 262 316 178 221 1252 382 1064 557 617 545 1238 223 678 1383 904 433 1148 1481 976 408 68 965