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This analysis is based upon A Study of the "Iliad" in Translation by Frank Lowry Clark. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1927).

THE HEKTOROS ANAIRESIS Cont. (Book xxi.526-xxii)

I. Hector left alone without the walls, 1-89

a) As the Trojans enter the gates, Apollo undeceives Achilles, who reproves him and turns toward Troy, xxii. 1-24

b) Priam appeals to Hector to come within the walls, 25-76

c) Hecuba makes a passionate appeal to Hector, but in vain, 77-89

II. Meeting between Hector and Achilles ending in the death of Hector, 90-394

a) Hector awaits Achilles, 90-98

b) Reflections of Hector as he awaits Achilles, 99-130

c) Achilles pursues Hector about the walls of Troy, 131-66

d) Zeus weighs the fates of the two combatants, and Athena intervenes on the side of Achilles, 167-246

e) Hector, encouraged by Athena in the guise of Deiphobus halts and confronts Achilles, 247-72

f) The conflict begins, 273-96

g) Hector, tricked by Athena, continues the conflict with desperation till he is mortally wounded by Achilles, 297-330

h) The parley between Hector and Achilles, 331-54

i) Hector's prophecy and his death, 355-66

j) The Greeks exult over the death of Hector and sing a paean, but Achilles cannot forget the unburied Patroclus, 367-94

III. Sequel to the death of Hector, 395-515 (end)

a) Achilles drags the body of Hector about the walls

b) Lamentations of Hecuba and Priam, 405-36

c) Andromache, hearing their cries, rushes distractedly to the battlements, 437-76

d) Lament of Andromache, 477-515 (end)

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