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Essay heading: Why does the Iliad conclude with the funeral of Hektor?
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Written by: Collie
Date added: July 1, 2009
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But when the tenth dawn has shorn forth with her light upon the mortals, they carried out bold Hektor’ This nine-day period is recognised as the time span established for performing burial rites, the period begins the day after death and ended as the last offerings are placed at the grave, hence creating a enhanced image of the fall of Troy; since the first day of war it will be nine years until the great walls would fall and the city would burn, becoming its own funeral pyre...
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The first was the prothesis , the laying out of the body where it is cleansed and prepared for burial. The second was the ekphora (funerary procession)—held before sunrise where women displayed violent exhibitions of grief to please the dead spirit and musicians sang a funeral dirge. ‘the singers were to lead the melody in the dirge, and the singers chanted the song of sorrow, and the women were mourning beside them...
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