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  Achilles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Achilles was the son of the mortal Peleus, king of the Myrmidons in Phthia (southeast Thessaly), and the sea nymph Thetis.
When Achilles was born, Thetis had tried to make Achilles immortal by dipping him in the river Styx, but forgot to wet the heel she held him by, leaving him vulnerable.
Achilles' armor was the object of a feud between Odysseus and Ajax the Greater (Achilles' older cousin).
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 achilles - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons in Phthia (SE 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' armor was the object of a feud between Odysseus and Ajax the great.
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 achilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 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).
Achilles was worshiped as a sea-god in many of the Greek colonies on the Black Sea.
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 Achilles -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to legend, Thetis had tried to make Achilles invincible by dipping him in the river ((Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls) 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.
The humanization of Achilles by the events of the war is the main theme of the (A Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy) Iliad.
Achilles' armor was the object of a feud between ((Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey) Odysseus and (Click link for more info and facts about Ajax the great) Ajax the great.
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 Read about Achilles at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Achilles and learn about Achilles here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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' tendon.) Homer, however, deliberately makes no mention of this; Achilles cannot be a hero if he is not at risk.
Troilus on Hecuba) was watering his horses at the Lion Fountain outside the walls of Troy, Achilles saw him and fell in love with his beauty (whose "loveliness of form" was described by Ibycus as being like "gold thrice refined").
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 Achilles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Achilles took twenty-three towns outside Troy, including, where he captured Briseis to keep as a concubine.
Shortly after the death of Hector, Achilles defeated Memnon of Ethiopia, Cycnus of and the Amazonian warrior Penthesilia (with whom Achilles also had an affair in some versions).
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.
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 Achilles (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Achilles is the name of the Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War.
588 Achilles, the first-discovered of the Trojan asteroids.
This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
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 Achilles biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Greek mythology, Achilles, grandson 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.
From there he needed little convincing to go to Troy, accompanied by his best friend (and depending on the source possibly lover as well) Patroclus and his tutor, Phoenix (this is the same Phoenix that accompanied Odysseus to Scyros in a different, much later version).
Achilles is overwhelmed with grief for his beloved, and rage at Hector.
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 Agamemnon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [Anonymoused]
The Iliad tells the story of the quarrel between Agamamnon and Achilles in the final year of the war.
Achilles, the greatest warrior of the age, withdrew from battle in revenge and nearly cost the Greek armies the war.
Although not the equal of Achilles in bravery, Agamemnon is a dignified representative of kingly authority.
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 Hector - Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, a Trojan prince and the second greatest fighter in the Trojan War after Achilles.
Hector provides a stark contrast for Achilles, who is from first to last a man of war.
Achilles, raging over the death of Patroclus, kills him and drags his body thrice round the city of Troy.
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 Hector article - Hector Greek mythology Trojan Trojan Achilles Priam Hecuba Homer Andromache - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Greek mythology, Hector ("holding fast"), or Hektor, was a Trojan prince and the second greatest fighter in the Trojan War after Achilles.
Achilles, raging over the death of Patroclus, kills him and drags his body around the walls of Troy.
Ultimately, with the assistance of the god Hermes, Priam convinces Achilles to permit him to bury Hector.
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 All words on Achilles
In Greek mythology, Achilles ("lipless"), grandson of Aeacus (Αχιλλευς Αιακιδης, Akhilleus Aiákidês, also transliterated as Achilleus, Akhilles, or Akhilleus) was the greatest and the central character of Homer's Iliad.
"The Rage of Achilles" by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo When the Greeks left for the Trojan War, they accidentally stopped in Mysia, ruled by King Telephus.
Achilles is overwhelmed with grief for his dear friend, and the rage he once harbored toward Agamemnon begins shifting to Hector.
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 Eos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Memnon fought among the Trojans in the Trojan War and was slain.
Her image with the dead Memnon across her knees, like Thetis with the dead Achilles, are icons that inspired the Christian Pietà.
Some sources say he refused to be unfaithful to Procris, his wife; others that he had a relationship with Eos for some time and that she bore him three sons, but that he then began pining for Procris, causing a disgruntled Eos to return him to her - and put a curse on them.
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 Iliad - Wikipedia
Set during the Trojan War, the Iliad sings how Achilles, the greatest Greek warrior, abandons the fight after being offended by king Agamemnon, the Greek commander in chief.
The death of Patroclus, Achilles' dearest friend, at the hands of the Trojan hero Hector, brings Achilles back for revenge, and he slays Hector.
Later Hector's father comes to Achilles disguised as a beggar to ransom his son's body back, and Achilles is moved to pity; the funeral of Hector ends the poem.
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 Hector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Greek mythology, Hector ("holding fast"), or Hektor, was a Trojan prince and one of the greatest fighters in the Trojan War, equal to Ajax and surpassed only by Achilles.
Some modern scholars have even suggested that he, not Achilles, is the true hero of the Iliad.
Nonetheless, Hector's personal fate, as decreed by Zeus early on in the story, is never in doubt.
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 CONK! Encyclopedia: Alexander_the_Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Already during his lifetime, and especially after his death, his exploits inspired a literary tradition in which he appears as a towering legendary hero in the tradition of Achilles.
After his visit to the Oracle of Ammon at Siwah, according to all five of the extant historians (Arrian, Curtius, Diodorus, Justin, and Plutarch), rumors spread that the Oracle had revealed Alexander's father to be Zeus, rather than Philip.
Letter 24 of those ascribed to Diogenes of Sinope, thought to be written in either the 1st century or the 2nd century, and probably reflecting the gossip of Alexander's day, exhorts him: "If you want to be beautiful and good (kalos k'agathos), throw away the rag you have on your head and come to us.
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 Achilles - Dangeruss-Industries.com
Achilles myths as told by story tellers -
Achilles and Patroclus, read by Timothy Carter - Bibliography of reconstruction: Homer Iliad, 9.308, 16.2, 11.780, 23.54 (700 BCE); Pindar Olympian Odes, IX (476 BCE); Aeschylus Myrmidons, F135-36 (495 BCE); Euripides Iphigenia in Aulis, (405 BCE); Plato Symposium, 179e (388-367 BCE); Statius Achilleid, 161, 174, 182 (96 CE) - }
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 Xanthus - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
In Greek mythology, Xanthus ("yellow"; also Xanthos) is the name of several individuals and creatures.
Xanthus is the name of one of Achilles' horses; see Balius and Xanthos.
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
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 Memnon - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
At the Trojan War, he brought an army to Troy's defense and was killed by Achilles.
After his death, Zeus was moved by Eos' tears and granted him immortality.
Memnon of Rhodes (380–333 BC): was the commander of the Greek mercenaries working for the Persian King Darius III when Alexander the Great of Macedonia invaded Persia in 334 BC and won the Battle of the Granicus River.
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 Troy
This article is about the city of Troy / Ilion as described in the works of Homer, and the location of an ancient city associated with it.
Alexander the Great, for example, visited the site in 334 BC and made sacrifices at the alleged tombs of the Homeric heroes Achilles and Patroclus.
Ancient Greek historians placed the Trojan War variously in the 12th, 13th or 14th century BC: Eratosthenes to 1184 BC, Herodotus to 1250 BC, Douris to 1334 BC.
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 info: ACHILLES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Achilles injury likely to sideline Vogels By GREG GLIDDON (Warrnambool Standard) - AN Achilles injury suffered in the Sydney Swans' reserves premiership win last weekend could spell the end of the AFL grand final dream for Luke Vogels..
Achilles Track Club International - A worldwide organizations that encourages people with physical challenges to experience the joy of participating in races with the general public.
Achilles Heel Magazine - A bi-annual magazine discussing men and masculinity, and a reflection of the diverse and developing ways in which men are experiencing themselves today..
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 EZGeography - Achilles
2.2.3 Memnon, Cycnus, Penthesilea, the death of Achilles
Thetis, his mother, rises from the sea floor and berates him for excessive grief.
Arturo Dominici in Guerra di Troia, La Derek Jacobi [voice] in Achilles (Channel Four Television) (1995)
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 Achilles
According to legend, Thetis had tried to make Achilles invincible by dipping him in
From there he needed little convincing to go to Troy, accompanied by his cousin Patroclus and his tutor, Phoenix (this is the same Phoenix that accompanied Odysseus to Scyros in a different, much later version).
It was known to exist due to mentions in ancient sources,
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 Achilles Details, Meaning Achilles Article and Explanation Guide
Achilles Details, Meaning Achilles Article and Explanation Guide
2.3.4 Memnon, Cycnus, Penthesilea, the Death of Achilles
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 Cumberland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Second World War, Achilles started patrolling the west coast of South America looking for German merchant ships, but by 22nd October she had arrived at the Falkland Islands, where she was assigned to the South American Division under Commodore Harwood and allocated to Force G (HMS Exeter and HMS Cumberland).
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 Span   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Withdrew, and clad him in Achilles' gear, And donn'd the corslet, and that mighty spear And home his comrades bare his arms of gold, But in his father's arms he waxed not old!
Then all unarm'd he sped, and through the throng, Nor leap'd the ranks of fighting men among, When foes on a beleaguer'd city fall.
That heard him; and the Trojans, one and all, Chariots and men, and left their bravest slain; Watch'd by her fires upon the Ilian plain, Of Ilios; nor knew that he should stand Unarm'd, forsaken, at Achilles' hand.
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 Business Fresh : Article 'Thetis'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Table of contents showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 Thetis as goddess 2 Thetis and the other gods 3 Thetis, Achilles and the Trojan War 4 References 5 External link Thetis as goddess
2.3.1 Chryseis and Briseis 2.3.2 Xanthus 2.4 The death of Achilles 2.5 Achilles' armour/death of Ajax 2.6 Diomedes 2.7 The Trojan Horse 2.8 The death of Palamedes 3 The aftermath 4 The Trojan War in art 5 Participants
Twelve ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Thetis, named after the sea-nymph in Greek mythology: The first Thetis was a 22-gun storeship launched in 1717.
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 kauai.ca - Achilles Greek Hero   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greek Mythology Link - by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology Achilles Adopt this page...
by the Trojan hero Hector, who mistook him for Achilles.
Achilles (a-KILL-eez) Achilles was the best fighter of the Greeks besieging Troy in the Trojan War.
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Let thy blood be thy thou art.html">art.html">art a fair corse, I'll be sworn and sworn upon't she never What, art thou devout?
digestion, why hast thou not served thyself in to my table so Thy commander, Achilles.
Agamemnon is a fool; Achilles is a fool; Thersites is a Derive this; come.
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