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The Iliad: Novel Summary: Chapters 23-24

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Chapter 23: The Greeks finish their mourning for Patroclus with funeral games of sport.  They have a feast, and burn the body of Hector.
Chapter 24: Zeus decrees that Priam will be allowed to have Hector's body.  Zeus sends Hermes with Priam, and they enter the Greek camp.  Priam begs for Hector's body back at the feet of Achilles.  Achilles weeps with Priam, and grants his request.  Achilles also grants Priam a truce to properly mourn his son.  The city of Troy mourns Hector for 9 days, and then they have a meal, and burn his body on a funeral pyre. 




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