Moral Lessons from The Iliad


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In what way does Homer's The Iliad teach us that leaders must be respectful to their soldiers?

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1. What is an example of a negative repercussion of Achilles' refusal to accept Agamemnon's apology in The Iliad?

2. Through the scenes of _____ in The Iliad, we are reminded that all soldiers are also sons, fathers, etc.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of how much you know about the morality lessons from the Iliad. Answer quiz questions on key points like leaders' respect for the soldiers and Agamemnon's apology, which Achilles does not accept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be covered:

  • A character who reminds others that soldiers are also sons and fathers
  • Priam asking Achilles for the return of Hector's body
  • How the epic shows the lesson that life isn't fair

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on morality lessons from The Iliad
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the main lesson from the poem that life isn't fair to everyone
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Priam's plea to Achilles and Achilles' refusal to accept an apology from Agamemnon

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson entitled Moral Lessons from The Iliad. You'll be going over the following study topics:

  • Overview of the morality expressed in Homer's epic poem
  • Achilles' stubborn pride
  • The importance of life on and off the battlefield