Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Mark Holland

Thesis Professor Department

Literature and Language

Thesis Reader(s)

Joy Wachs, Kathleen Grover


This paper addresses the causes and effects of grief within Homer's Iliad. In addition, this paper argues that error, both committed and suffered, is the primary cause of grief, and that grief is particularly transformative in regard to Achilles, both in his motivations and his physicality.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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