Vs. 488-530. Zeus grants to Thetis the fulfilment of her desire.αὐτὰρ ὁ μήνιε: as his mother had directed, vs. 421 f.; cf. vs. 428 f. — Achilles withdraws from the action for the present. In the Ninth Book, an embassy is sent to him, begging him to give up his wrath and take part in the war (9.119 ff.). In the Eleventh Book, he is roused from his apathy on seeing the rout of the Achaeans (11.599 ff.). In the Sixteenth Book, when Hector reaches the Greek ships and throws fire into one of them, Achilles sends Patroclus and the Myrmidons into the conflict (16.1 ff.). He receives the news of the death of Patroclus in the Eighteenth Book (18.1 ff.), and is reconciled to Agamemnon in the Nineteenth Book and arms himself for battle (19.40 ff., 364 ff.). He takes part in the fourth (and last) great battle of the Iliad, on the 27th day of the action of the Iliad.
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