Agamemnon vs. Achilles in The Iliad: Relationship & Differences


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What does Achilles tell Agamemnon is a terrible idea in The Iliad?

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1. What does Achilles do that Agamemnon will not in The Iliad?

2. In The Iliad, why does Agamemnon take Briseis from Achilles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions on Agamemnon vs. Achilles in The Iliad. Topics include a bad idea exchanged between these two characters and something Achilles does in the story that Agamemnon won't.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following key points will be covered:

  • Briseis and the reason she's taken from Achilles
  • Agamemnon's attempt to fix his argument with Achilles
  • Achilles' actions during the funeral for Patrokles

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Agamemnon vs. Achilles in The Iliad
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Patrokles' funeral and the way Agamemnon tries to resolve his fight with Achilles
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one thing Achilles does but Agamemnon does not

Additional Learning

Use the lesson named Agamemnon vs. Achilles in The Iliad: Relationship & Differences for more information on the following:

  • Major differences between Achilles and Agamemnon
  • Agamemnon as a loyal character with strong familial ties
  • Achilles' strength and machismo
  • The Trojan War without Achilles in it