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Shield of Achilles: Quiz


Question 1: [1] The poem The Shield of Achilles (1952) by ________ reimagines Homer's description in 20th century terms.
Joseph BrodskyW. H. Auden bibliographyTadeusz RóżewiczW. H. Auden

Question 2: Achilles' mother Thetis asks the god ________ to provide replacement armor for her son.
HephaestusGreek mythologyArtemisApollo

Question 3: The passage describing the shield is an early example of ecphrasis (a literary description of a work of visual art) and influenced many later poems, including The Shield of Heracles once attributed to ________.
DemosthenesAncient GreeceHesiodHomer

Question 4: The Shield of Achilles is the shield that ________ uses to fight Hector, famously described in a passage in Book 18, lines 478-608 of Homer's Iliad.

Question 5: Virgil's description of the shield of ________ in Book Eight of the Aeneid is clearly modelled on Homer.


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