Black Ship Before Troy study guide chapters 11-19 11 Vengeance for Petroclus Defiance



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STUDY GUIDE Chapters 11-19

11 Vengeance for Petroclus

Defiance And there he stood and shouted aloud in _______ of the Trojans, clear as men raise the battle cry when they race to the attack on a city wall.

hideous ...Then Achilles did a _____ thing. He cut through Hector’s ankles...

12 Funeral Games

lament Hector’s mother and all her women crowding the battlements above the Scaean Gate raised a piteous shriek and began to wail and ________ for Hector slain.

desolate At last he sprang up and went down to the seashore and fell to pacing the ______ tide line until the darkness paled into the dawn.

13 Ransom for Hector

ransom The gods sent for the lady Thetis, and bade her got tell her son that Zeus and all the gods of Olympus grew angry with him for his treatment of Hector’s body, and that he must give it back to Priam, his father, for the honorable ______ that the old king would pay.

truce Then Priam, the king, bade the people yoke up the oxen and fetch wood for funeral pyre, telling them that they need fear no Greek attack while they did so, for Achilles had granted them eleven days’ ________ while they buried Hector.

14 Luck of Troy

Clad Next day an aged beggar appeared in eth Greek camp, leaning on a staff and _____ in filthy rags with half-bald stag skin by way of a cloak.

Vial She went to a painted olivewood chest against the wall and brought out a delicate _______ of gold, wrought into the shapes of beasts and flowers.

16 Death of Achilles

Smitten He stumbled and fell, but rose again and wheeled round, shouting, “What coward has _____ me from afar off?

Grievous And old Nestor stood up also, saying, “This is a ________ thing, that the best of the heroes left to us should contend for such a prize.”



17 Poisoned Arrow

Venom …the wound did not heal but dripped with ____ and gave off a sickening smell.

forsaken So Diomedes and Odysseus set sail to fetch him; and landing on the _____ shore, they heard his familiar cries of pain and despair, which guided them to a cave among the coastwise rocks.

amends They sat on the rocks and told him the reason for their coming, and promised that if he came with them, his wounds should be tended and they would do all that they could to make ______ for having deserted him.

Dwells Take me to the nymph Oenone, who _______ the foot of Mount Ida.

18 The Wooden Horse

cunning Now therefore, let us learn from the hawk, and since by strength we can do nothing more against Troy, let us turn to _________.

score In three days the gigantic horse was finished, its proud crest upreared taller than the roof ridge of Agamemnon’s hall, and in its hollow belly dark space for a ___________ of men.

19 The Fall of Troy

Sacred, festival All the day the people rejoiced, singing and dancing in the streets, decking their temples with branches of oak wood and myrtle in readiness for a __________ __________ the next day.

Beseechingly She fell at her lord’s feet, her golden hair outflung all about her, and reaching her hands _____________ to touch his knees with no word spoken.

  1. defiance

  2. hideous

  3. lament

  4. desolate

  5. ransom

  6. truce

  7. clad

  8. vial

  9. smitten

  10. grievous

  11. venom

  12. forsaken

  13. amends

  14. dwells

  15. cunning

  16. score

  17. sacred

  18. festival

  19. beseechingly

And there he stood and shouted aloud in _______ of the Trojans, clear as men raise the battle cry when they race to the attack on a city wall.

Then Achilles did a _____ thing. He cut through Hector’s ankles...

Hector’s mother and all her women crowding the battlements above the Scaean Gate raised a piteous shriek and began to wail and ________ for Hector slain.

At last he sprang up and went down to the seashore and fell to pacing the ______ tide line until the darkness paled into the dawn.

The gods sent for the lady Thetis, and bade her got tell her son that Zeus and all the gods of Olympus grew angry with him for his treatment of Hector’s body, and that he must give it back to Priam, his father, for the honorable ______ that the old king would pay.

Then Priam, the king, bade the people yoke up the oxen and fetch wood for funeral pyre, telling them that they need fear no Greek attack while they did so, for Achilles had granted them eleven days’ ________ while they buried Hector.

Next day an aged beggar appeared in eth Greek camp, leaning on a staff and _____ in filthy rags with half-bald stag skin by way of a cloak.

She went to a painted olivewood chest against the wall and brought out a delicate _______ of gold, wrought into the shapes of beasts and flowers.

He stumbled and fell, but rose again and wheeled round, shouting, “What coward has _____ me from afar off?

And old Nestor stood up also, saying, “This is a ________ thing, that the best of the heroes left to us should contend for such a prize.”

The wound did not heal but dripped with ____ and gave off a sickening smell.

So Diomedes and Odysseus set sail to fetch him; and landing on the _____ shore, they heard his familiar cries of pain and despair, which guided them to a cave among the coastwise rocks.

They sat on the rocks and told him the reason for their coming, and promised that if he came with them, his wounds should be tended and they would do all that they could to make ______ for having deserted him.

Take me to the nymph Oenone, who _______ the foot of Mount Ida.

Now therefore, let us learn from the hawk, and since by strength we can do nothing more against Troy, let us turn to _________.

In three days the gigantic horse was finished, its proud crest upreared taller than the roof ridge of Agamemnon’s hall, and in its hollow belly dark space for a ___________ of men.

All the day the people rejoiced, singing and dancing in the streets, decking their temples with branches of oak wood and myrtle in readiness for a __________ __________ the next day.



She fell at her lord’s feet, her golden hair outflung all about her, and reaching her hands _____________ to touch his knees with no word spoken.


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