We wonder why Book 13 doesn’t have a cool name like Book 12 did.
Then we turn to other questions, like what is on the minds of both sides of this conflict? is it true that military prowess, or military virtue, gives you other virtues, such as skill at deliberation? Or are the two things separate?
Said another way and using the example of sports, why isn’t the best player the coach?
And as it relates to the Iliad: who should be in charge of the Greek army?
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