“Scepticism is as much the result of knowledge, as knowledge is of scepticism. To be content with what we at present know, is, for the most part, to shut our ears against conviction; since, from the very gradual character of our education, we must continually forget, and emancipate ourselves from, knowledge previously acquired; we must set aside old notions and embrace fresh ones;.
This lesson focuses on Book 16 of The Iliad by Homer. The battle rages on between the Trojan and Achaean forces, and Patroclus devises a scheme to free the Achaean ships from the Trojans.
 Thus then they were warring around the well-benched ship, but Patroclus drew nigh to Achilles, shepherd of the host, shedding hot tears, even as a fountain of dark water that down over the face of a beetling cliff poureth its dusky stream;  and swift-footed goodly Achilles had pity when he saw him, and spake and addressed him with winged words: “Why, Patroclus, art thou bathed.
The Iliad Book 16. Patroclus approaches Achilles in tears and Achilles asks him why he is: Like a girl, a baby running after her mother, Begging to be picked up, and she tugs her skirts, Holding her back as she tries to hurry off - all tears, fawning up at her she takes her in her arms. Book 16, lines.
Achilles’ pride and anger toward Agamemnon are extreme, and even the deaths of many of his comrades fails to move him. For Achilles, the preservation of his honor is the measuring stick for his life, and every Achaean injury makes his honor greater, as it will make it all the more impressive when he returns to battle and saves.