But his grief is boundless
Grief turns to anger, and Achilles vows to avenge
the death of Patroclus.
He has no armor, because Hector is now wearing
Thetis promises to obtain new armor for her son.
Thetis a favor,
and agrees to
make new armor
Hephaestus makes fabulous armor for
Achilles, including a giant gold shield
Achilles receives his armor and his ready to fight.
He unsays his anger, and Agamemnon responds by
blaming the gods.
Achilles is offered Briseis and gifts, but he only wants
Briseis is brought to him, and mourns Patroclus, who
was kind to her.
Achilles refuses to eat or drink
Odysseus argues that the army needs to eat so
they can fight well.
The army feasts, but Achilles sulks.
Zeus sends Athene to fill Achilles with nectar
Achilles exhorts his horses to do well in battle.
Zeus assembles the gods and gives them
permission to participate in battle
For the Greeks: Hera, Athene, Hephaestus,
Hermes and Poseidon
For the Trojans: Ares, Apollo, Artemis,
Aphrodite, Leto, and the river god Skamandros
Apollo urges Aeneas to fight Achilles
it is not fated for
Aeneas to die.
Achilles goes on a killing spree
Hector is ready to
fight, but Apollo hides
hector in a cloud.