Document belonging to the Greek Mythology Link, a web site created by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology
Characters • Places • TopicsImagesBibliographyPDF Editions
AboutCopyright © 1997 Carlos Parada and Maicar Förlag.

Deaths in the Iliad
by Ian Johnston
adapted by C. Parada

The list below has been prepared by Ian Johnston of Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, and later adapted by Carlos Parada to fit the transliteration used in the Greek Mythology Link. However, the original version of this list could be useful when consulting the on-line translation of the Iliad by Ian Johnston, to which the line numbers in the right column refer.

The following is a chronological list of the killings in the Iliad in which the participants are named. The list includes only those who died during the course of this particular part of the war and thus omits those deaths from the past which are described or referred to in some of the characters' accounts of their past exploits (e.g., Nestor's various triumphs) or earlier in the war (e.g., Protesilaus).


The blue boxes designate Achaean warriors


Slayers

Killed (unless stated otherwise)

Form of death

Line numbers

Antilochus
Echepolus 1
spear in the head
4.529
Agenor 8
Elephenor
spear in the side
4.543
Ajax 1
Simoisius
speared in the nipple
4.549
Antiphus 2
Leucus 2
speared in the groin
4.569
Odysseus
Democoon
spear through the head
4.579
Peiros
Diores 1
hit with a rock, then speared in the gut
4.598
Thoas 2
Peiros
spear in the chest, sword in the gut
4.608
Diomedes  2
Phegeus 2
spear in the chest
5.19
Agamemnon
Odius 1
spear in the back
5.42
Idomeneus 1
Phaestus 1
spear in the shoulder
5.48
Menelaus
Scamandrius 1
spear in the back
5.54
Meriones
Phereclus 1
spear in the buttock
5.66
Meges 1
Pedaeus
spear in the neck
5.78
Eurypylus 1
Hypsenor 1
arm cut off
5.86
Diomedes  2
Astynous 3
spear in the chest
5.164
Diomedes  2
Hypeiron
sword in the collar bone
5.165
Diomedes  2
Abas 5
 
5.170
Diomedes  2
Polyidus 3
 
5.170
Diomedes  2
Xanthus 3
 
5.174
Diomedes  2
Thoon 1
 
5.174
Diomedes  2
Echemmon 1
 
5.182
Diomedes  2
Chromius 1
 
5.182
Diomedes  2
Pandarus 1
spear in the nose
5.346
Diomedes  2
wounds Aeneas
with a rock
5.359
Agamemnon
Deicoon 2
spear in the stomach
5.632
Aeneas
Crethon
   
Aeneas
Orsilochus 2
   
Menelaus
Pylaemenes 1
spear in the collar bone
5.675
Antilochus
Mydon 2
sword in the head, stomped by his horses
5.680
Hector 1
Menesthes 1
 
5.714
Hector 1
Anchialus
 
5.714
Ajax 1
Amphius 2
spear in the gut
5.717
Sarpedon 1
Tlepolemus 1
spear in the neck
5.764
Tlepolemus 1
wounds Sarpedon 1
spear in the thigh
5.764
Odysseus
Coeranus 2
 
5.783
Odysseus
Alastor 2
 
5.783
Odysseus
Chromius 2
 
5.783
Odysseus
Alcander 3
 
5.784
Odysseus
Halius 3
 
5.784
Odysseus
Noemon 1
 
5.784
Odysseus
Prytanis 1
 
5.784
Hector 1
Teuthras 3
 
5.811
Hector 1
Orestes 3
 
5.811
Hector 1
Trechus
 
5.812
Hector 1
Oenomaus 2
 
5.812
Hector 1
Helenus 3
 
5.813
Hector 1
Oresbius 1
 
5.813
Ares
Periphas 3
 
5.970
Diomedes  2
wounds Ares
in the gut
5.980
Ajax 1
Acamas 2
spear in the head
6.9
Diomedes  2
Axylus
 
6.14
Diomedes  2
Calesius
 
6.21
Euryalus 1
Dresus
 
6.23
Euryalus 1
Opheltius 1
 
6.23
Euryalus 1
Aesepus 2
 
6.24
Euryalus 1
Pedasus 1
 
6.24
Polypoetes 1
Astyalus
 
6.33
Odysseus
Pidytes
with his spear
6.34
Teucer 1
Aretaon
 
6.35
Antilochus
Ablerus
with his spear
6.35
Agamemnon
Elatus 5
 
6.38
Leitus
Phylacus 2
 
6.41
Eurypylus 1
Melanthius 1
 
6.42
Agamemnon
Adrastus 3
spear in the side
6.76
Paris
Menesthius 2
 
7.8
Hector 1
Eioneus 1
spear in the neck
7.11
Glaucus 3
Iphinous 2
spear in the shoulder
7.13
Diomedes  2
Eniopeus
spear in the chest
8.138
Diomedes  2
Agelaus 6
spear in the back
8.301
Teucer 1
Orsilochus 3
with an arrow
8.321
Teucer 1
Ormenus 1
with an arrow
8.321
Teucer 1
Ophelestes 1
with an arrow
8.321
Teucer 1
Daetor
with an arrow
8.322
Teucer 1
Chromius 4
with an arrow
8.322
Teucer 1
Lycophontes 1
with an arrrow
8.322
Teucer 1
Amopaon
with an arrow
8.323
Teucer 1
Melanippus 2
with an arrow
8.323
Teucer 1
Gorgythion
with an arrow
8.353
Teucer 1
Archeptolemus
with an arrow
8.363
Hector 1
wounds Teucer 1
with a rock
8.38
Diomedes  2
Dolon 1
sword across the neck
10.546
Diomedes  2
Rhesus 2 and twelve sleeping Thracian soldiers
 
10.579
Agamemnon
Bienor 2
 
11.99
Agamemnon
Oileus 2
spear in the head
11.103
Agamemnon
Isus
spear in the chest
11.109
Agamemnon
Antiphus 2
sword in the head
11.120
Agamemnon
Pisander 1
spear in the chest
11.160
Agamemnon
Hippolochus 2
sword cuts off his head
11.165
Agamemnon
Iphidamas 1
sword in the neck
11.27
Coon
wounds Agamemnon
spear in the arm
11.288
Agamemnon
Coon
spear in the side
11.295
Hector 1
Asaeus
 
11.341
Hector 1
Autonous 1
 
11.341
Hector 1
Opites
 
11.341
Hector 1
Dolops 1
 
11.342
Hector 1
Opheltius 2
 
11.324
Hector 1
Agelaus 7
 
11.325
Hector 1
Aesymnus
 
11.325
Hector 1
Orus 2
 
11.343
Hector 1
Hipponous 3
 
11.325
Diomedes  2
Thymbraeus 1
spear in the chest
11.364
Odysseus
Molion 2
 
11.366
Diomedes  2
Two sons of Merops 1
 
11.375
Odysseus
Hippodamus 1
 
11.381
Odysseus
Hypeirochus 2
 
11.381
Diomedes  2
Agastrophus
spear in the hip
11.384
Paris
wounds Diomedes 2
arrow in the foot
11.430
Odysseus
wounds Deiopites
 
11.479
Odysseus
Thoon 2
 
11.481
Odysseus
Ennomus 1
 
11.481
Odysseus
Chersidamas 1
spear in the groin
11.481
Odysseus
Charops 1
 
11.485
Odysseus
Socus 1
spear in the back
11.506
Socus 1
wounds Odysseus
spear in the ribs
11.493
Ajax 1
Doryclus 1
 
11.552
Ajax 1
Pandocus
 
11.553
Ajax 1
Lysander
 
11.554
Ajax 1
Pyrasus
 
11.554
Ajax 1
Pylartes 1
 
11.554
Eurypylus 1
Apisaon 1
spear in the liver
11.650
Polypoetes 1
Damasus 1
spear through the cheek
12.190
Polypoetes 1
Pylon 1
 
12.194
Polypoetes 1
Ormenus 4
 
12.194
Leonteus 1
Hippomachus 1
spear in the stomach
12.196
Leonteus 1
Antiphates 1
struck with a sword
12.198
Leonteus 1
Menon 1
 
12.201
Leonteus 1
Iamenus
 
12.201
Leonteus 1
Orestes 4
 
12.201
Ajax 1
Epicles
rock in the skull
12.416
Teucer 1
wounds Glaucus 3
arrow in the arm
12.425
Sarpedon 1
Alcmaon
spear in the body
12.434
Teucer 1
Imbrius
spear in the ear
13.198
Hector 1
Amphimachus 1
spear in the chest
13.227
Idomeneus 1
Othryoneus
spear in the gut
13.439ff.
Idomeneus 1
Asius 1
spear in the neck
13.472
Antilochus
Asius 1's charioteer
spear in the gut
13.482
Deiphobus 1
Hypsenor 2
spear in the liver; wounded?
13.488
Idomeneus 1
Alcathous 2
spear in the chest
13.514ff.
Idomeneus 1
Oenomaus 3
spear in the stomach
13.608
Deiphobus 1
Ascalaphus 1
spear in the shoulder
13.621
Meriones
wounds Deiphobus 1
spear in the arm
13.634
Aeneas
Aphareus 3
spear in the throat
13.647
Antilochus
Thoon 3
spear in the back
13.652.
Meriones
Adamas
spear in the testicles
13.677.
Helenus 1
Deipyrus
sword on the head
13.687
Menelaus
wounds Helenus 1
spear in the hand
13.705
Menelaus
Pisander 3
sword in the head
13.731
Meriones
Harpalion 1
arrow in the buttock
13.776
Paris
Euchenor 2
arrow in the jaw
13.800
Ajax 1
hits Hector  1
with a rock
14.477
Ajax 2
Satnius
spear in the side
14.517
Polydamas
Prothoenor 1
spear in the shoulder
14.525
Ajax 1
Archelochus
spear in the neck
14.540
Acamas 3
Promachus 4
spear
14.555
Peneleus
Ilioneus 2
spear in the eye
14.570
Ajax 1
Hyrtius
 
14.597
Meriones
Morys 1
 
14.601
Meriones
Hippotion 1
 
14.601
Teucer 1
Prothoon
 
14.602
Teucer 1
Periphetes 3
 
14.602
Menelaus
Hyperenor 4
spear through the side
14.603
Phalces 1
killed
death not mentioned but armour stripped
14.600
Mermerus 2
killed
death not mentioned but armour stripped
14.600
Hector 1
Stichius
 
15.389
Hector 1
Archesilaus 1
 
15.389
Aeneas
Medon 1
 
15.392
Aeneas
Iasus 2
 
15.392
Polydamas
Mecisteus 5
 
15.399
Polites 1
Echius 1
 
15.400
Agenor 8
Clonius 2
 
15.401
Paris
Deiochus 1
spear through the back
15.402
Ajax 1
Caletor 2
spear in the chest
15.491
Hector 1
Lycophron
spear in the head
15.503
Teucer 1
Clitus 2
arrow in the back of the neck
15.521
Hector 1
Schedius 3
 
15.607
Ajax 1
Laodamas 3
 
15.608
Polydamas
Otus 2
 
15.610
Meges 1
Croesmus
spear in the chest
15.616
Menelaus
Dolops 2
speared in the back
15.636
Antilochus
Melanippus 3
spear in the chest
15.675
Hector 1
Periphetes 1
spear in the chest
15.744
Patroclus  1
Pyraechmes 1
spear in the shoulder
16.339
Patroclus  1
Areilycus 2
spear in the thigh
16.361
Menelaus
Thoas 7
spear in the chest
16.365
Meges 1
Amphiclus 1
spear in the leg
16.367
Antilochus
Atymnius 2
spear in the side
16.372
Thrasymedes 2
Maris
spear in the shoulder
16.377
Ajax 2
Cleobulus
sword in the neck
16.386
Peneleus
Lycon 1
sword in the neck
16.395
Meriones
Acamas 3
spear in the shoulder
16.399
Idomeneus 1
Erymas 1
spear in the mouth
16.403
Patroclus  1
Pronous 3
spear in the chest
16.464
Patroclus  1
Thestor 3
spear in the head
16.477
Patroclus  1
Erylaus
rock on the head
16.479
Patroclus  1
Erymas 2
 
16.484
Patroclus  1
Amphoterus 2
 
16.484
Patroclus  1
Epaltes
 
16.484
Patroclus  1
Tlepolemus 2
 
16.485
Patroclus  1
Echius 2
 
16.485
Patroclus  1
Pyris
 
16.486
Patroclus  1
Ipheus
 
16.486
Patroclus  1
Evippus 2
 
16.486
Patroclus  1
Polymelus 1
 
16.486
Patroclus  1
Thrasymelus
spear in the gut
16.542
Patroclus  1
Sarpedon 1
spear in the chest
16.559
Hector 1
Epigeus
rock on the head
16.666
Patroclus  1
Sthenelaus 2
rock on the head
16.682
Glaucus 3
Bathycles
spear in the chest
16.691
Meriones
Laogonus 1
spear in the jaw
16.702
Patroclus  1
Adrastus 5
 
16.808
Patroclus  1
Autonous 2
 
16.809
Patroclus  1
Echeclus 3
 
16.809
Patroclus  1
Perimus
 
16.809
Patroclus  1
Epistor
 
16.810
Patroclus  1
Melanippus 8
 
16.810
Patroclus  1
Elasus 1
 
16.811
Patroclus  1
Mulius 2
 
16.811
Patroclus  1
Pylartes 2
 
16.811
Patroclus  1
Cebriones
rock in the head
16.859
Ajax 1
Hippothous 5
spear in the head
17.377
Hector 1
Schedius 1
spear in the collar
17.393
Ajax 1
Phorcys 1
spear in the gut
17.399
Aeneas
Liocritus 1
 
17.439
Lycomedes 2
Apisaon 2
 
17.443
Automedon
Aretus 1
spear in the gut
17.636
Menelaus
Podes
spear in the stomach
17.704
Hector 1
Coeranus 3
spear in the head
17.744
Achilles
Iphition 1
spear in the head
20.463
Achilles
Demoleon 2
spear in the head
20.476
Achilles
Hippodamas 2
spear in the back
20.480
Achilles
Polydorus 3
spear in the back
20.488
Achilles
Dryops 2
spear in the knee, sword thrust
20.546
Achilles
Demuchus
spear thrust
20.548
Achilles
Laogonus 2
spear thrust
20.551
Achilles
Dardanus 2
sword thrust
20.551
Achilles
Tros 2
sword in the liver
20.555
Achilles
Mulius 3
spear in the head
20.567
Achilles
Echeclus 2
sword on the head
20.569
Achilles
Deucalion 3
sword in the neck
20.573
Achilles
Rhigmus
spear in the gut
20.581
Achilles
Areithous 2
spear in the back
20.586
Achilles
Lycaon 1
sword in the neck
21.138
Achilles
Asteropaeus
sword in the stomach
21.215
Achilles
Thersilochus 1
 
21.249
Achilles
Mydon 1
 
21.249
Achilles
Astypylus
 
21.250
Achilles
Mnesus
 
21.250
Achilles
Thrasius 1
 
21.250
Achilles
Aenius
 
21.250
Achilles
Ophelestes 2
 
21.251
Achilles
Hector 1
spear through the throat
22.410

By Ian Johnston
(Reproduced and adapted by C. Parada with the author's permission)