Agamemnon invites Achilles and the other leaders to dinner in his hut
You are ACHILLES still. Your friends try to persuade you to bathe and have a meal. You absolutely refuse to wash the gore and filth off until Patroclus has been cremated. You do reluctantly agree you must eat. You ask Agamemnon to organise collection of wood for the pyre in the morning. You go down to the beach, and fall asleep there.

t h e   c l a s s i c s   p a g e s