Heroes of Troy: 4. The wonder of war
Menelaus and Paris meet in single combat. Achilles still has the hump and refuses to fight. So his cousin Patroclus takes the superhero's special armour and returns to the battle...but unfortunately for Patroclus he's no superhero.
Tutorial: 'The wonder of war'
Song 4 - tutorial
Song style: pop
Sung by: Achilles (Greek hero)
Subject: Tongue-in-cheek-song about being a superhero
Learning experience: To learn Achilles’s song ‘The wonder of war’ in short sections
Menelaus and Paris meet in single combat: Menelaus quickly gains the upper hand and the Greek army is anticipating a swift victory...when suddenly Paris simply disappears, rescued by the gods. Both sides believe they have the victory and no-one seems to know what to do next. At which point the Trojan, Pandarus, fires an arrow at Menelaus and the fight is back on.
The Greeks are missing Achilles so the Soldier visits Achilles's tent with Patroclus, the hero's cousin, and they try to persuade him to return to the battle. Achilles hands Patroclus his armour, telling his young cousin to sort out the Trojans himself. Patroclus dons the armour and speeds to the battlefield and the Soldier follows...
He picks up a stone the size of my house
The Old Soldier on Hector
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