It’s here: our last episode on the Iliad! Achilles continues to mourn Patroclus, and to try to disfigure Hector’s body. After days of this, Apollo intervenes, and the gods help Priam to retrieve his son’s body from Achilles’ tent. Brian, Shilo, and Jeff consider Achilles’ “foreign policy” in his dealings with Priam, and the meaning of Homer’s epic as a whole. Does the end of the Iliad portray a decline to a world run by liars and dancers, or an ascent to an almost joyful tragic insight into human power? In the final analysis, is it better to be a human being than to be a god? Do we need to read the Odyssey together to answer these questions?