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...he house where Achilleus resides. Once inside, Hektor bends down to kiss his feet, but Achilleus stops him and brings him up to sit at the table and drink with him. Achilleus agrees to hold off on fighting the Trojans until the burial of Hektor has finished once he is back home. The two temporarily forget their differences and enjoy the company in the midst of a horrible tragedy.
The quote I chose to analyze is, “Then all this, aged Priam, shall be done as you ask it. I will hold off our attack for as much time as you bid me.” When Achilleus said this, he was talking to Hektor’s father Priam just after they had bargained for Hektor’s body. Achilleus agreed to let Priam take back the body and called him a friend at the end of the night. These two men are rivals, but when heartbreak comes, it shows that the two will put down their weapon and have peace for one night.
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