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Major Figures in the Sixth Book of the Iliad

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  • Ajax - the son of Telamon and Periboea, this Ajax is the one most people refer to when talking about Ajax. He was one of the foremost fighters in the Trojan War.

  • Agamemnon - lead king of the Greek forces, the brother of Menelaus.

  • Menelaus - Helen's Greek husband. Menelaus is not considered a good fighter.

  • Nestor - from Gerenia in Messenia. King of Pylos. Nestor joined the Trojan War with his sons Antilochus and Thrasymedes. Nestor is old, but well-respected. Odysseus visits Nestor on his return home.

    Priam's son Helenus, wisest of augurs.

  • Hector - champion of the Trojans and son of Priam.

  • Aeneas - Trojan prince and the son of Aphrodite.

  • Glaucus - a son of Antenor who was spared at the end of the Trojan War.

  • Athena - favors the Greeks. Also known by the Romans as Minerva.

  • Alexander - Paris - A prince of Troy who kidnapped Helen and started the Trojan War.

  • Helen - of Sparta, and the wife of Menelaus. Helen has been abducted by Paris of Troy.

  • Andromache - wife of Hector and mother of Astyanax.

  • Scamandrius/Astyanax - infant son of Hector and Andromache.

Profiles of Some of the Major Olympian Gods Involved in the Trojan War

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book I

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book II

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book III

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book IV

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book V

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book VI

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book VII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book VIII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book IX

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book X

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XI

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XIII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XIV

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XV

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XVI

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XVII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XVIII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XIX

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XX

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XXI

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XXII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XXIII

Summary and Main Characters of the Iliad Book XXIV

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