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Read: Iliad Book 22, lines 90-515
Read: Iliad Book 23, lines 1-261
Read: Iliad Book 24, All
Prompt: In Iliad Books 22, 23, and 24, we see the deaths of Patroclus, Sarpedon, and Hektor. Each of their deaths is surrounded by the concern that their body will be captured. Based on your Iliad readings and content presented by Professor Hogue in this week’s video lectures, explain why recovering (or not recovering) the body of a fallen comrade was a concern deeply related to ancient Greek burial and social customs.
Instructions: Your Weekly Quote Post must be uploaded below and include the following for full credit:
1. Select a quote from one of the class reading assignments in Iliad Book 22, 23, or 24 to support your response. A good length for your quote would be ca. 5-10 lines. Please do not use a quote longer than 15 lines. Type or paste the quote at the top and include a proper citation, e.g. (Homer, Iliad 9.410-420). Please feel free to copy and paste your selected quote from the online version that I have supplied.
2. Explain what the quote means in your own words.*
3. Explain how the content of the quote addresses the prompt.*
4. Provide context for your post by connecting it broadly to class content for Week 1 (Iliad Book 1, 2, 3, 6, 9).*
*Your explanations (parts 2-4) must be 2 pages (ca. 500 words) total for credit.