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Priam was a man of gentleness and piety. In his old age he was looked upon as a man of sorrows because of the misfortunes that befell his city and his family for which he was powerless to avert disaster. He was looked upon then as worthy of pity and honor. When he went to see Achilles to ransom the body of Hector Achilles was moved to pity him and granted his request.

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Achilles agrees to stop the battle so that Hector is given the funeral he deserves. The battle does not resume for 12 days.

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Who does priam ask Achilles to remember?

Priam asks Achilles to remember his own father, Peleus.


Why did king priam kiss the hand of Achilles?

Priam kissed Achilles hands to get him to give back Hectors body.


What does Priam talk about which stirs Achilles' pity?

Priam talks about Achilles's own father, Peleus, who is awaiting his return.


He went to Achilles to ask for his sons body?

Priam


Why does Achilles surrender hector to priam?

He drew on the universal themes of grief; his own for his son and Achilles' for Patroklos, and also asks Achilles to think of him as his own father, who has the hope that his son, Achilles will come back alive, yet Priam hasn't even got this. Priam also brings a large ransom with him.


What is the relationship between Achilles and priam?

It is the gods which inspire Priam to seek Achilles. Zeus holds yet another meeting discussing Achilles irrational behavior. They argue but decide to return Hektor's body to Priam for a proper burial. When Priam visits Achilles in Book XXIV, it is evident that, up until this point, Achilles has been consumed by irrational feelings of anger, ego, and unjust pride. Now, Priam appeals to Achilles emotional intelligence, appearing as the father of Hektor and not as the King of Troy. He asks Achilles to remember his own father- suggesting that a father's wish is to see his son treated with the respect he deserves. Achilles is compassionate. He remembers the "vision" of Patroklos, looking inside himself and understanding Priam's pain and anguish. This adds to the psychological component of the book. Achilles is aware of himself in a more humane way- he is sympathetic to Priam. His uncontrolled anger has subsided and he has reached a state of enlightenment and personal development.


What was the argument Piram used to persuade Achilles?

The main thing Achilles reacted to was that Priam compared himself to Achilles father, saying that he would want his son's body back too. Achilles was also impressed because Priam had had the courage to just walk up to him, even though he realized Priam had some help of the gods (or maybe BECAUSE he realized that).


Who was the son of Priam and Hecuba?

paris Hector was the eldest son of Priam and Hecuba.


Who went to Achilles to ask for his son's body?

King Priam


What does Priam request of Achilles?

He drew on the universal themes of grief; his own for his son and Achilles' for Patroklos, and also asks Achilles to think of him as his own father, who has the hope that his son, Achilles will come back alive, yet Priam hasn't even got this. Priam also brings a large ransom with him.


How does Achilles show hospitality to Priam?

He lets Priam give his son Hector a proper Trojan funeral and some peace.


What was Achilles's purpose?

Achilles' purpose was that Odysseus went to get him from king priam to fight in the Trojan War. Which he did until he left