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Achille au Chant XXIV de l’Iliade : Lion exécrable ou héros admirable ?

David-Artur Daix 1, 2 
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AOROC - Archéologie et Philologie d'Orient et d'Occident : UMR 85-46
Abstract : In book 24 of the Iliad, as the poem ends, the status of its greatest hero, Achilleus, is not yet definitive. He has just proven, during the funeral games celebrating Patroclus, that, unlike Agamemnon, he knew how to distribute prizes fairly and how to distinguish himself among the Acheans as a just king. However, the problem created by his outrageaous and savage treatment of Hector’s body remains whole and endangers his glory. He has not yet become the « best of the Acheans ». And that is the achievement the last book of the Iliad must confirm to ensure Achilleus’ glory.
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David-Artur Daix. Achille au Chant XXIV de l’Iliade : Lion exécrable ou héros admirable ?. Revue des Etudes Grecques, [Paris]: [Association pour l'encouragement des études grecques en France], 2014, 127, pp.1-27. ⟨10.3406/reg.2014.8329⟩. ⟨hal-01888245v3⟩



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