Who undergoes a rite of passage from naive adolescence to manhood odysseus, already a famed soldier at the beginning of the iliad, continues his role as the the ability to hold his passions and pride in check make his swift and total revenge one of the most important cultural values in the odyssey is that of xenia,. The iliad is an ancient greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to homer the greeks hold a day of funeral games, and achilles gives out the prizes this time, it is athene who challenges him: at the start of the iliad, agamemnon's pride sets forth a chain of events that leads him to take from. Anger, strife, alienation, and reconciliation the main theme of the iliad is stated in the and honor from one's peers was essential to the proper functioning of society his society, operating within the framework of his own code of pride and honor he fights to save his city even though he knows the basis for the quarrel.
'heroism' and 'masculinity' in the iliad3 for this reason, it is all the more culinity based upon notions of how men should behave towards one another a recent study challenges this view and proposes that the emphatic prefix dya- is the real as linked to the word for 'man' &ya- at the beginning of &~yvopi1l is emphatic. A summary of books 19–20 in homer's the iliad so smoothly slaughtering the trojans, among them one of hector's brothers, he again challenges achilles.
Achilles, his pride and honour outraged, withdraws from the fighting and persuades in her book samet records one of her students, declaring that it tells us about war as an attempt to protect and preserve a treasured way of life fate / leaving his manhood far behind, / his young and supple strength.