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Ch 5: Trojan Characters in The Iliad

About This Chapter

This collection of engaging literature lessons and quizzes examines the Trojan characters from ''The Iliad.'' Review these resources at any time to improve your knowledge of these characters, prepare for literature exams or catch up in class.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning about the Trojan characters from The Iliad will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the poem's major and minor Trojan characters. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the Trojan characters from The Iliad
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Trojan Characters in The Iliad chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Trojan characters in The Iliad for a standard literature course. You'll review the roles and characteristics of the following characters:

  • Hector
  • Helen of Troy
  • Paris
  • King Priam
  • Sarpedon, son of Zeus and Laodamia
  • Aeneas
  • Pandarus
  • Agenor and Antenor
  • Hecuba
  • Andromache
  • Cassandra
  • Briseis
  • Minor Trojan characters

15 Lessons in Chapter 5: Trojan Characters in The Iliad
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Who is Hector in The Iliad? - Description & Characteristics

1. Who is Hector in The Iliad? - Description & Characteristics

Hector is the greatest of the Trojan warriors in Homer's epic 'The Iliad', and in many ways, is a more sympathetic hero than the poem's central figure, Achilles. This lesson looks at Hector's character and description with reference to his key scenes.

The Death of Hector in The Iliad

2. The Death of Hector in The Iliad

'The Iliad' by Homer pits heroes against each other in this tale of the Trojan War. This lesson will explore the events that lead up to the death of the Trojan hero, Hector.

Helen of Troy in The Iliad: Description, Story & Facts

3. Helen of Troy in The Iliad: Description, Story & Facts

She was the most beautiful person that ever lived, the reason behind the Trojan War, the daughter of Zeus and the wife of many. But who was Helen really?

What is Helen's Role in The Iliad?

4. What is Helen's Role in The Iliad?

There would not have been a Trojan War without a woman to fight over. This lesson will explore the character Helen's involvement and influence in Homer's story 'The Iliad.'

Paris in The Iliad

5. Paris in The Iliad

Paris is a key figure in Homer's epic poem, ~'The Iliad.~' In this lesson we will learn who Paris is, his role in the story and his actions that determined the plot of the poem.

King Priam in The Iliad: Characteristics & Analysis

6. King Priam in The Iliad: Characteristics & Analysis

King Priam is the Trojan king in Homer's 'The Iliad'. He is a caring father and courageous king, but he lets Paris, his son, do as he pleases, which results in the fight with the Achaeans. This lesson teaches you all about King Priam's character.

Sarpedon, Son of Zeus & Laodamia, in The Iliad

7. Sarpedon, Son of Zeus & Laodamia, in The Iliad

Sarpedon, the son of Zeus, is an ally of Troy and a huge hero of the Trojan War. Even though he is killed in battle, this king manages to rally those around him and to motivate the great Hector to carry the day.

Aeneas in The Iliad

8. Aeneas in The Iliad

Aeneas is specifically chosen in 'The Iliad,' to be the future Trojan king. He is saved from sure death by numerous gods including Poseidon, an enemy of the Trojans. Read on to find out more about his role in ''The Iliad'' and how he represents the idea of fate as an unchangeable certainty!

Pandarus in The Iliad: Character Analysis

9. Pandarus in The Iliad: Character Analysis

Homer's epic story ''The Iliad'' recounts the final weeks of the Trojan War. One of the heroes of this story is Pandarus. Read further to explore who this hero is, how he helped spark violence, and what happened when he challenged Diomedes.

Agenor & Antenor in The Iliad

10. Agenor & Antenor in The Iliad

Antenor and Agenor are both described as skilled men in 'The Iliad': Antenor is a wise counselor, and his son Agenor is a fearless soldier. In this lesson, we'll learn more about the roles of these characters in Homer's epic poem.

Who is Hecuba in The Iliad?

11. Who is Hecuba in The Iliad?

'The Iliad' is the Ancient Greek epic poem by Homer detailing the final weeks of the Trojan War. This lesson will explore the character Hecuba and her role in the royal Trojan family.

Andromache in The Iliad

12. Andromache in The Iliad

Poor, doomed Andromache of Thebes, the wife of Prince Hector and the mother of Astyanax, has a small but vital and tragic role in the epic poem by Homer, 'The Iliad'. Read on to learn more.

Cassandra of Troy's Role in The Iliad

13. Cassandra of Troy's Role in The Iliad

This lesson introduces the character of Cassandra in Homer's 'Iliad.' We will look closely at the two scenes in which she appears. Then, we will the way Cassandra has been portrayed in other versions of her Greek myth.

Who is Briseis in The Iliad? - Story & Role

14. Who is Briseis in The Iliad? - Story & Role

Briseis loses all she has ever held dear - twice. Ripped from her family and homeland and thrust into slavery, Briseis manages to find some happiness only to have it all taken away.

Minor Trojan Characters in The Iliad

15. Minor Trojan Characters in The Iliad

Many discussions about Homer's ''The Iliad'' are about Hector and Achilles, but the minor characters of the poem are important too. In this lesson, we will learn about the minor Trojan characters of this epic poem.

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