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Achilles was the son of the mortal Peleus and the Nereid Thetis.
In the later version, she held the young Achilles by the heel and dipped him in the river Styx; everything the sacred waters touched became invulnerable, but the heel remained dry and therefore unprotected.
Achilles' disguise was finally penetrated by Odysseus, who placed arms and armor amidst a display of women's finery and seized upon Achilles when he was the only "maiden" to be fascinated by the swords and shields.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/achilles.html   (665 words)

 Achilles - Global/Home
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Achilles’ supplier management schemes improve the efficiency of the procurement cycle while promoting health and safety, environmental management and wider corporate responsibility in the supply chain.
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  Achilles - MSN Encarta
Achilles, in Greek mythology, greatest of the Greek warriors in the Trojan War.
While Achilles was growing up, the Greek armies were preparing for their assault on Troy in Asia Minor.
The quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon, the subsequent battle, and the ransoming of Hector’s body are recounted in the Iliad, an ancient Greek epic poem attributed to the poet Homer.
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 Achilles | Aquiles, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
When Achilles was born, his loving mother Thetis wished to make him immortal, and for that purpose she dipped him in the waters of the river Styx [for this river see Underworld].
Achilles, they say, would not accept to be dressed like a girl, no matter how much her mother worked on his rough heart, until he noticed that this was the only way to come closer to the king's daughter Deidamia 1.
Achilles arrived with his fifty or sixty ships to the harbour of Aulis, opposite to the island of Euboea, where the powerful Achaean fleet was gathering in order to sail against Troy and obtain through persuasion or by force the restoration of Helen and the Spartan property, both stolen by the seducer Paris.
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Achilles died of a wound inflicted by Paris.
Achilles, the object of widespread hero worship, is the main character of
Albert Achilles - Albert Achilles, 1414–86, elector of Brandenburg (1470–86); third son of Elector...
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 Achilles Tendon
Problems that affect the Achilles tendon are common among active people and is one of the most common injuries among the ranks of gymnasts.
Achilles tendonitis is more common in athletes and overall incidence of the condition is unknown.
Achilles tendonitis may be caused by a single incident of overstressing the tendon, or it may result from a series of stresses that produce small tears over time.
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Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidones in Thessaly, and the sea nymph Thetis.
According to legend, Thetis had tried to make Achilles invincible by dipping him in the river Styx, but forgot to wet the heel she held him by, leaving him vulnerable so he could be killed by a blow to that heel.
Achilles and Agamemnon argued and Achilles refused to fight any longer; Patroclus donned his armor and took his place and was killed by Hector (who also took Achilles' armor).
www.fastload.org /ac/Achilles.html   (1072 words)

 Achilles - MSN Encarta
Then Patroclus, Achilles' friend and companion, begged Achilles to lend him his armour and let him lead the Myrmidons into battle.
When Patroclus was killed by the Trojan prince Hector, the grief-stricken Achilles returned to battle, slew Hector, and dragged his body in triumph behind his chariot.
The quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon, the subsequent battle, and the ransoming of Hector's body are recounted in the Iliad.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567499/Achilles.html   (221 words)

 Achilles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Thetis, knowing that Achilles was fated to die at Troy, disguised him as a girl and hid him among the women at the court of King Lycomedes of Skyros.
Achilles died of a wound inflicted by Paris.
According to one legend, Thetis attempted to make Achilles immortal by bathing him in the river Styx, but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable, and Paris inflicted a fatal wound in that heel.
www.bartleby.com /65/ac/Achilles.html   (312 words)

 Achilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In Greek mythology Achilles son of Aeacus (Αχιλλευς Αιακιδης Akhilleus Aiákidês also transliterated as Achilleus Akhilles or Akhilleus) was the greatest warrior in the Trojan War and the central character of Homer 's Iliad.
Achilles was the son of Peleus king of the Myrmidones in Phthia (SE Thessaly) and the sea nymph Thetis.
Achilles was as a sea-god in many of the Greek colonies on the Black Sea.
www.freeglossary.com /AchillEus   (1437 words)

Dampskipet Achilles ble bygget i Bremen i 1922, og gjorde tjeneste i farvannene rundt Europa frem til utbruddet av den andre verdenskrig.
On 31 December 1944 Achilles laid at anchor in Flekkefjord harbor with a cargo of ammunition, when British airplanes from the squadrons 143, 235 and 248 from RAF attacked the city and the ships that laid in the harbor.
It is not allowed to dive on the wreck of Achilles because of the dangerous cargo and the position of the wreck in the harbor...
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 * Achilles Tendon - (Disease): Definition
Achilles tendonitis is a painful and often debilitating inflammation of the Achilles tendon, also called the heel cord.
The Achilles tendon is a large tendon that connects the two major calf muscles to the back of the heel bone.  When the calf muscles contract, they pull on the Achilles tendon, causing the foot to point down.
Achilles tendinitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of the Achilles tendon (the tendon that connects the muscles of the calf to the heel).
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 MEC Lunar Corp. Achilles Express Bone Densitometry Equipment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Achilles Express ultrasonometer is a compact, cost-effective solution for evaluating risk of osteoporotic fracture.Its low precision error makes it suitable to monitor bone changes, such as those associated with disease progression or response to therapy.
The Achilles Express is proven to indicate fracture risk in the key group of women 45-75 years as well as older women.
Achilles Express automatically calculates the patient’s STIFFNESS Index which is compared to young adult and age-matched references to provide both a T-score and Z-score.
www.1-medical-equipment.com /lunar-achilles-express.htm   (499 words)

 eMedicine - Achilles Tendon Injuries and Tendonitis : Article by Anthony J Saglimbeni, MD
Achilles tendon rupture is characterized by an acute onset of pain in the distal rear leg.
Achilles tendonitis is seen in jumpers and correlates with the risk factors of increased intensity, participation in a new activity, or new or unsuitable footwear.
Achilles tendon rupture is indicated by obvious leg swelling with a palpable defect in the Achilles tendon.
www.emedicine.com /pmr/topic219.htm   (3117 words)

 Achilles Heel, the Myth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The myth about the Achilles’ heel was not always presented as the main weakness in his life.
Achilles was the son of Thetis and Peleus, the bravest hero in the Trojan war, according to Greek mythology.
The term “Achilles’ heel” was first used by a Dutch anatomist, Verheyden, in 1693 when he dissected his own amputated leg.
www.wordexplorations.info /Achilles-heel-story.html   (264 words)

 Achilles Tendon Tear Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The achilles tendon is a strong band of tissue that is the continuation of the large calf muscles.
Achilles tendon tears typically occur during cutting and jumping type sports such as basketball, tennis or football.
Achilles tendon tears are diagnosed by a history of a sudden injury followed by a "pop" felt behind the ankle.
www.emedx.com /emedx/diagnosis_information/foot-ankle_disorders/achilles_tendon_tear_outline.htm   (301 words)

 Achilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Not only is Achilles plauged and troubled by problems with his fellow soldiers, but he ultimately must face the fact that he has chosen to live a short and glorious life, as opposed to his other option of a long and blase life.
Achilles is hence distraught at this happening and therefore goes to wreak his own havoc with the life of Hector to gain revenge.
He comes to beg Achilles to let him have back the body of his son and in perhaps one of the most intimate and "human" aspects of the epic, Achilles agrees to the King's desire and seems himself saddened, sombered, and humbled by the ultimate devastation.
library.thinkquest.org /19300/data/Iliad/achilles.htm   (435 words)

 Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles tendonitis should not be left untreated due to the danger that the tendon can become weak and ruptured.
Achilles Tendonitis is aggravated by activities that repeatedly stress the tendon, causing inflammation.
Achilles Tendonitis is a difficult injury to treat in athletes due to their high level of activity and reluctance to stop or slow down their training.
www.footsolutions.com /footfacts/achilles_tendonitis.htm   (339 words)

 Aris's space: Achilles
Achilles' role as the hero of grief forms an ironic juxtaposition with the conventional view of Achilles as the hero of kleos (glory, usually glory in war).
Achilles is overwhelmed with grief for his beloved friend, and the rage he once harbored toward Agamemnon quickly shifts to Hector.
Achilles from Leuce island was venerated as Pontarches the lord and master of the Pontic (Black) Sea, the protector of sailors and navigation.
arist81.spaces.live.com /Blog/cns!3E3E4431A9187CBC!534.entry   (2718 words)

Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons in Phthia (SE Thessaly), and the sea nymph Thetis.
Achilles is overwhelmed with grief for his dear friend and lover, and the rage he once harbored toward Agamemnon begins shifting to Hector.
As predicted by Hector with his dying breath, Achilles was thereafter killed by Paris —; either by an arrow to the heel, or in an older version by a knife to the back while visiting Polyxena, a Trojan princess.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Achilles.html   (1541 words)

Achilles tendon tears or ruptures are fairly common in middle-aged males, particularly those involved in ballistic sports such as basketball and racquet sports.
Achilles tendonitis and tendonosis (a chronic case of tendon swelling) are by far the most common ailments I treat.
Patients must rule out that the "Achilles" problem is not a stress fracture of the heel bone, a nerve problem, nor a deep ankle injury, all of which may refer pain to the Achilles region.
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 Achilles AchillesTendon.com
Achilles' mother Thetis was one of the fifty Nereids.
Achilles’ father Peleus was King of the Myrmidons and one of the Argonauts who accompanied Jason on the quest for the Golden Fleece.
As a result of the Achilles legend, the expression Achilles heel came to mean a small but fatal vulnerability, and the tendon connecting the heel to the calf became known as the Achilles tendon.
www.achillestendon.com /Achilles.html   (489 words)

 Achilles Tendon Injuries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Achilles tendon injuries are one of the most common overuse injuries in recreational sports.
Palpation of the Achilles tendon may reveal a thickening of the entire tendon or isolated "bumps." Point tenderness may extend into the musculoskeletal junction of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles.
Remember, the Achilles tendon is merely connective tissue between the calf muscles and the point of insertion of the calcaneus.
www.chiroweb.com /hg/08/17/22.html   (568 words)

Achilles grew to be the bravest, handsomest and swiftest of the heroes.
Achilles was given by his father to be brought up by the the most famous 'good' centaur, Cheiron, the immortal centaur who was wounded by Herakles and allowed by Zeus to give up his immortality rather than live in agony for eternity.
Achilles had not been able to save Patroclus from death so he plunged back into battle, routing the Trojans and slaying Hector, their general and the oldest son of King Priam, then Paris, Hector's brother, pierced his heel with a poisoned arrow guided by Apollo.
users.bigpond.net.au /bstone/achilles.htm   (1718 words)

 Achilles Tendinitis - Treatment, rehabilitation, stretching, sports massage
Chronic achilles tendinitis may often follow on from acute achilles tendinitis if the acute tendon injury is not treated properly or allowed to heal.
Overpronation of the foot causes the achilles tendon to twist, increasing the stress on it.
It works by reducing the shock and tension in the achilles tendon in the same was as a tennis elbow support works.
www.sportsinjuryclinic.net /cybertherapist/back/achilles/tendinitis.htm   (895 words)

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