In Iliad 6, Hector reaches to hold his infant son and offers a prayer to Zeus that one day people will say what of him?

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Book 6 of Homer's Iliad contains some of the most tender moments in this epic poem. In the last third of the book, Hector meets with his wife Andromache, who pleads with Hector not to go out into battle against the Greeks. She notes that Achilles had already killed her father and seven brothers.

Hector, however, cannot do this because he would experience shame "before all the Trojans and their wives." Hector realizes that if he dies and Troy falls, Andromache will probably be taken...

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