What is Book 6 about in the Iliad?

Summary: Book 6 The Trojans anticipate downfall, and the soothsayer Helenus urges Hector to return to Troy to ask his mother, Queen Hecuba, along with her noblewomen, to pray for mercy at the temple of Athena. Hector follows Helenus’s advice and gives his mother and the other women their instructions.

What does Hektor’s mother offer him when he gets back to the city in Book 6?

Hector reaches the gates of Troy and tells the people to “Pray to the gods.” He goes to Priam’s palace and seeks out his mother Hecuba, who offers him wine.

What does Helenos tell his brother Hektor?

The Trojan force is in full retreat when Helenos, a soothsayer, suggests that his brother Hektor return to Troy and arrange for the queen and the other royal women of the city to make an offering in the temple of Athena in hopes of placating the goddess.

Why do Glaukos and Diomedes stop fighting and Exchange Armour?

Glaucus tells the story of his father Sisyphus and Diomedes realizes that the two men are Guest-friends. They decide not to fight each other and exchange armor as a token of this pledge. Zeus takes Glaucus’ wits away because he allows him to trade his gold armor for Diomedes’ bronze.

How did Hector treat Helen?

Greatly did Hector rejoice at his brother’s word. In such wise did she cry aloud amid her tears, and the women joined in her lament. ye Greeks,” called Agamemnon. Hector treated Helen, only kind words and gestures.

Which lines from Hector and Achilles reveal that Hector believes in the gods?

Which lines from “Hector and Achilleus” reveal that Hektor believes in the gods? “I will not defile you, if Zeus grants to me that I can wear you out, and take the life from you.”

Is Hector Greek or Trojan?

Hector, in Greek legend, the eldest son of the Trojan king Priam and his queen Hecuba. He was the husband of Andromache and the chief warrior of the Trojan army.

How is Hector portrayed in The Iliad?

He was the husband of Andromache and the chief warrior of the Trojan army. In Homer’s Iliad he is represented as an ideal warrior and the mainstay of Troy. Hector’s character is drawn in most favourable colours as a good son, a loving husband and father, and a trusty friend.

How is Hector honorable in The Iliad?

He is well respected by not only his comrades, but by his enemies as well. When he decided to stop and speak in the midst of battle, both sides stopped fighting just to listen to him. He is a loving husband and devoted father, as well as devoted son and sibling.