Thetis's words of remonstrance, with the warning of death, serve but to inflame Achilles the more.ἐπεὶ οὐκ ἄρ᾽ ἔμελλον, ‘since I was not destined, it seems.’ ἀρῆς ἀλκτῆρα, literally ‘a warder against calamity.’
 The conclusion is found in l. 114, as the punctuation indicates. Achilles's mood is seen in the passionate, disconnected utterance.
 δέ, ‘although.’
 καταλειβομένοιο, ‘trickling’ into the throat, or perhaps ‘dripping’ from the rocks or trees where wild bees have their hives.
 Cf. 16.60.
 θυμόν, ‘anger.’
 κεφαλῆς, ‘soul,’ ‘comrade.’βίη Ἡρακλῆος, cf. O 640. Zeus could not keep his own son Heracles alive, says Achilles; how then may you hope to save me?
 ἁδινόν, cf. note on B 87.δηρόν, the sixteen days (as reckoned by Faesi) that have elapsed since Achilles retired from active warfare seem a long time, indeed, to the warrior.