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The Iliad Hate Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Book.Line). We used Richmond Lattimore's translation.

Quote #10

Then, when he had yoked running horses under the chariot
he would fasten Hektor behind the chariot, so as to drag him,
and draw him three times around the tomb of Menoitios' fallen
son, then rest again in his shelter, and throw down the dead man
and leave him to lie sprawled on his face in the dust. (24.14-18)

Achilleus's hate for Hektor is so extreme that it continues even after his death. Why do you think that this behavior is the final straw that makes the gods step in and put a stop to his anger?

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