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    Human sacrifice?

    In book three, Agamemnon cements the truce with a sacrifice. Is this a human sacrifice?

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    No, they were lambs.

    There is mention of human sacrifice though in Homer. Agamemnon sacrificed his own daughter Iphiginia to get favourable winds for the expedition to Troy, and Polyxena, a princess of troy was sacrificed after the fall of that city.
    Also Achilles sacrificed 12 (I think) noble Trojan youths at Patroclus' funeral
    Last edited by prendrelemick; 11-02-2010 at 05:58 PM.

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