...Agamemnon, Priam, and the rest are not presented as perfect, but they are presented as exemplars, as heroic figures whose deeds are worthy of being retold. What makes them exemplars is an interesting question, and one that leads us to the curious values of classical Greece. Central to the motivations of every character is the concept of honor, but somewhat confusingly, honor comes in many different forms. One of the most common concepts of honor is time, or the worldly honor gained in battle. In many scenes, the warriors or the narrator declare... ?The Iliad is traditionally regarded as a heroic epic, and as such, it is worth examining what its concept of heroism is. The characters of Achilles,Hector,...