What does Achilles ask Patroclus to do as he leaves to defend the ships in Book 16 of the Iliad?
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Considering this, what happens in Book 16 of the Iliad?
Summary: Book 16 As Patroclus arms himself, the first ship goes up in flames. Patroclus soon spears Sarpedon, and both sides fight over his armor. Hector returns briefly to the front in an attempt to retrieve the armor. Zeus decides to kill Patroclus for slaying Sarpedon, but first he lets him rout the Trojans.
Beside above, who is killed at the end of Iliad Book 16? Patroclus kills 27 men, and then Apollo strikes him so that he grows dizzy, knocks the helmet from his head, breaks his spear, and makes his shield fall off.
Secondly, what book in the Iliad does Patroclus die?
Why does Achilles let Patroclus fight for him?
Achilles had been refusing to fight in the war ever since Agamemnon (the supreme commander of the Greek/Archean army) challenged his honor (timê). So, Patroclus wore Achilles' armor in order to join the battle and help save their comrades from Hector and the Trojans.