What conclusions can you make about Agamemnon’s character based on his words and actions.  

. Do you think Achilles is justified in his anger against Agamemnon and his withdrawal from battle knowing the dire  

consequences of his actions?  

.  What role do the gods play in Book One? Are they aloof observers, fair intermediaries, or meddling nuisances? Describe  

the roles played by Apollo, Athena, and Thetis.