Minor Trojan Characters in The Iliad


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In Homer's The Iliad, what character serves as the foil to Hector? Remember, a foil is a character that contrasts with another character.

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1. In Homer's The Iliad, who does Dolon run into when he goes to spy on the Achaeans?

2. Who does Glaucus almost do battle with in Homer's The Iliad, but then stops because he realizes that they are acquainted with one another?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these study tools, you can discover how much you know about minor Trojan warriors in The Iliad. Answer quiz questions on topics like Hector's foil in the story and Dolon spying on the Achaeans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • A character Glaucus nearly fights on the battlefield
  • The role of Polydorus in the story
  • How Agenor helps the Trojan army

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on minor Trojan warriors in The Iliad
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Hector's foil and the characters Dolon comes across when he's spying on the Achaeans
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding somebody who Glaucus almost fights in the story

Additional Learning

For more, review the lesson titled Minor Trojan Characters in The Iliad. These topics will be addressed to help you get a better grasp on the characters in this poem:

  • Background of the story
  • Why Dolon is important despite being such a minor character
  • Agenor's bravery and his opinion on Achilles