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Character Epithets in The Iliad - Quiz & Worksheet

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Why do epithets vary slightly from edition to edition of The Iliad?

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1. What does the epithet ''wide-ruling'' tell us about Agamemnon in The Iliad?

2. ''Achilles the lion-hearted'' is another way of The Iliad saying Achilles was _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess how much you know about the character epithets from The Iliad with these study resources. Quiz questions will cover study topics that include the differentiation of these descriptive phrases between various translations and the epithet 'wide-ruling' when describing one of the characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Epithet of 'lion-hearted'
  • References to Poseidon and Zeus
  • The reason why certain epithets in the text were helpful

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the character epithets from The Iliad
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding epithets about Zeus and Poseidon
  • Making connections - use understanding of epithets in the story and how they're connected to understanding

Additional Learning

Use the lesson called Character Epithets in The Iliad for more on the following bullet points:

  • Explanation of epithets
  • Different ways epithets can be used
  • Achilles as a demigod
  • Epithets associated with characters like Patroclus, Agamemnon and Menelaus
  • Religious nature of some epithets
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