Achilles is moved by the old man's courage in daring to come to him
Poor Priam is terrified, but Achilles attends to the practical things. He has the body washed, anointed and wrapped - because if Priam saw the body he might get emotional and Achilles would have to kill him.
Achilles helps to load it on the cart. He prays to Patroclus to forgive him. Then he invites Priam to supper.

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