The Iliad Book 9 Analysis Line 529 – 605. Period 6 Dung Nguyen Eric Newberry Gabriel Duarte Kathryn Sumida-Ross. Paraphrase.
“ And the heart, as he listened to all these evil, was stirred within him”
“as Meleagros lover of battle stayed in the fighting
It went the worse for the Kouretes”
“ and the Aitolian elders supplicated him…they offered him great gifts”
“ Son of Oineus, Meleagros”
“ Thus it was in the old days also, the deeds that we hear of
from the great men”
Phoinix appealed by logos to Achilleus by telling
a historical analogies, a story that paralleled with
the current situation:
It was not until the Kouretes has stormed the city, that Meleagros listened to his wife and fought back, this time without any gifts.
Phoinix point was to persuade Achilleus to accept the gifts and honor now, rather than to give the same effort to fight later without gifts as grand as these.