Dear Mythology Kids,
If you missed class on Monday, February 23rd, we started our presentations concerning the characters of The Iliad. Each partnership and/or individual student submitted their handouts and their visual representation of their assigned character. Due to the fact that Monday was an "early out," we were only able to complete the presentations for PRIAM and PARIS. I have included images below of both characters and the quotes selected by the groups that
presented for each class.
Priam, King of Troy, bowing before Achilles
- 1. "I have endured what no other mortal on the face of the earth has yet endured, to reach forth my hand to the face of him that has slain my sons."
- 2. " So accompanied the old man past the guards and came into the presence of the man who had killed and maltreated his son. He clasped his knees and kissed his hands and as he did so, Achilles felt awe and so did all the other there....."
- 1. "Priam was killed by Neopotolemus, the son of Achilles. Achilles had spared Priam, but Achilles' son struck him down before the eyes of his wife and daughters."
- 2. ""In Greek Mythology, Priam was the last king of Troy, a ruler who witnessed the destruction of his city in the Trojan War. His son Paris caused the war, while another son, Hector, became the greatest Trojan hero during the long struggle with the Greeks."