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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Gaius Julius Hyginus names Philomela as Patroclus' mother; although Hyginus gives no origin for Philomela, she might be related to her namesake daughter of Pandion I, King of Athens and Zeuxippe.
Patroclus is cremated on a funeral pyre, and his bones are collected into a golden urn in two layers of fat.
His bones were mingled with those of Patroclus so that the two would be companions in death as in life and the remains were transferred to Leuke, an island in the Black Sea.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Patroclus   (851 words)

  
  Patroclus (minor planet 617)
Patroclus lies at Jupiter's trailing Lagrangian point (L5).
In 2001 it was discovered that Patroclus is actually a binary asteroid.
In January 2006 it was announced that Patroclus and Menoetius are more likely to be dirt-covered ice balls than rocky rubble piles, as previously supposed.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/P/Patroclus.html   (230 words)

  
 Patroclus 1, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Patroclus 1 had in any case to go to war if he was to comply with The Oath of Tyndareus, which he swore along with the other SUITORS OF HELEN.
Patroclus 1 killed the Lycians Amphoterus 2, Epaltes, Erymas 2, Evippus 2, Ipheus, Echius 2, Pyris, Polymelus 1, son of Argeas, and Tlepolemus 2, son of Damastor 1.
There was a big fight for the body of Patroclus 1, which was finally retrieved from the field by Menelaus and Meriones, a Cretan leader and squire of King Idomeneus 1 of Crete, while the AIANTES (Ajax 1 and Ajax 2) protected their retreat.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Patroclus1.html   (1824 words)

  
 ACHILLES AND PATROCLUS IN LOVE
Patroclus' dead body is placed on the pyre by his closest friends while Achilles holds his head.
After this brief review of Patroclus' funeral, we are faced with a puzzling situation: during the lamentation here described, the standard practices demanded by the ritual are performed, not by the women, but by Achilles and his other companions.
Once it is established that it was the friends of Achilles and Patroclus who performed the ritual, we need to explain how is it possible that they knew the techniques of embalming or the various procedures for the preparation of the corpse.
perso.wanadoo.es /cespejo/achilles.htm   (2183 words)

  
 Binary Trojan Asteroid 617 Patroclus and Menoetius - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society
It is a Trojan asteroid, meaning that it orbits as a companion to Jupiter, 60 degrees behind the giant in its orbit (at the gravitationally stable point known as "L5").
Allowing for porosity (x-axis on the graph), Patroclus could be made of anything from pure water ice with a porosity of roughly 15% to a Ganymede-like composition (ice plus rock) with a porosity of roughly 50%.
If Patroclus and Menoetius truly are made of ice, they could not have formed in the rock- and metal-rich asteroid belt.
planetary.org /explore/topics/asteroids_and_comets/patroclus.html   (903 words)

  
 Trojan Asteroid Patroclus: Comet in Disguise? | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference
Asteroid Patroclus was previously believed to be a single object about 150 kilometers (90 miles) in diameter, but recent observations from the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii found that Patroclus is actually comprised of two objects, making it the first binary Trojan asteroid to be discovered.
Patroclus may have formed during the accretion phase of solar system formation, similar to thousands of other objects in the Kuiper Belt, an outer region of the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune.
The story of Patroclus may be even more complex: As Patroclus encountered the planet Jupiter several billion years ago, it may have gotten a little too close to the mighty planet.
www.spaceref.com /news/viewpr.html?pid=18908   (1427 words)

  
 W. M. Keck Observatory
Asteroid Patroclus was previously believed to be a single object about 150 kilometers (90 miles) in diameter, but recent observations from the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii found that Patroclus is actually comprised of two objects, making it the first binary Trojan asteroid to be discovered.
Patroclus may have formed during the accretion phase of solar system formation, similar to thousands of other objects in the Kuiper Belt, an outer region of the solar system beyond the orbit of Neptune.
The story of Patroclus may be even more complex: As Patroclus encountered the planet Jupiter several billion years ago, it may have gotten a little too close to the mighty planet.
www.keckobservatory.org /article.php?id=77   (1082 words)

  
 The Sinking of HMS Patroclus and HMS Laurentic
Patroclus had, in fact, been shadowing Casanare since the morning of the 3rd, acting as an oceangoing escort to protect the steamer from German surface raiders.
Patroclus now sat alone on the surface, and Kretschmer estimated that he had about 15 minutes to sink her and get to safety before the destroyer arrived.
Patroclus' bow and stern rose into the air, and, as the few remaining crew aboard her scrambled frantically to get off, the stern section dropped out of sight in mere seconds, the bow sinking more slowly.
homepage.ntlworld.com /annemariepurnell/patroclus.html   (2697 words)

  
 Free Essay Patroclus Death: Responsibility
Patroclus may fight skillfully and valiantly, but he cannot possibly live up to the standard placed upon him by those who assume he is Achilles.
When Patroclus first entered the battlefield, everyone believed he was Achilles and “every man looked about him for some escape of certain death.” (Page 192) Patroclus battles so intensely in his initial entrance to the war because of his greater pride brought on by wearing Achilles’ armor.
Patroclus is driven in battle by Achilles’ selfish words, “Don’t come back to me, my brave Patroclus, until you have stript the blood-stained shirt from Hector’s body!” His loyalty to Achilles keeps Patroclus fighting fiercely, making it difficult for even Hector to defeat him.
www.echeat.com /essay.php?t=26872   (954 words)

  
 Brenda's Fic - FIC: "A Man Like Smoke" 1/1 (Hector/Achilles, Patroclus)
Patroclus eats fish and drinks brackish water and dreams of the silk sheets on his and Achilles' bed in Thessaly.
Patroclus sits alone on the beach, sand sifting through his fingers, and ignores the Syren's call in his head.
Patroclus' goblet falls from numb fingers as the Syren laughs, the sound echoing until there is nothing else.
broadwriting.livejournal.com /55361.html   (1482 words)

  
 Universe Today - Binary Icy Asteroid in Jupiter's Orbit
Because dirty snowballs are thought to have formed in the outer reaches of the solar system, from which they are occasionally dislodged and end up looping closer to the sun as comets, the team suggests that the asteroid probably formed far from the sun.
The asteroid 617 Patroclus, originally discovered at L5 and named in 1906, was found to have a companion in 2001, and so far is the only known Trojan binary.
Because in Homer's Iliad, Patroclus was Achilles' companion and a hero of the Trojan War, Achilles would have been an appropriate name for one of the two asteroids, which are about the same size.
www.universetoday.com /am/publish/patroclus_menoetius.html   (1348 words)

  
 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Apollodorus of Athens names three wives of Menoetius as possible mothers of Patroclus: Periopis, daughter of Pheres, founder of Pherae; Polymele, daughter of Peleus, King of Phthia and older half-sister of Achilles; and Sthenele, daughter of Acastus and Astydameia.
Gaius Julius Hyginus names Philomela as Patroclus' mother; although Hyginus gives no origin for Philomena, she might be related to her namesake daughter of Pandion I, King of Athens and Zeuxippe.
His bones were mingled with those of Patroclus so that the two would be companions in death as in life and the remains were transferred to Leuke, an island in the Black Sea.
www.timesdaily.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Patroclus   (940 words)

  
 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Iliad Study Guide
Patroclus' death, because of the love felt for him by Achilles, will turn the tide of the war for good.
Although for the rest of the poem he usually blames Hector and the Trojans for Patroclus' death, when he mourns over the body his words reveal a proud man who is wracked by guilt.
But a Greek audience would not have been insensitive to the strangeness of a captive woman's positon: in wartime, this woman's only consolation is to have a safe place in the bed of her husband's killer.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/iliad/section7.html   (3527 words)

  
 The Sixth Battle, the Acts and Death of Patroclus
Patroclus (in pursuance of the request of Nestor in the eleventh book) entreats Achilles to suffer him to go to the assistance of the Greeks with Achilles' troops and armour.
Patroclus' arm forbids the spreading fires, And from the half-burn'd ship proud Troy retires; Clear'd from the smoke the joyful navy lies; In heaps on heaps the foe tumultuous flies; Triumphant Greece her rescued decks ascends, And loud acclaim the starry region rends.
Patroclus lights, impatient for the fight; A spear his left, a stone employs his right: With all his nerves he drives it at the foe.
www.factmonster.com /t/lit/iliad-pope/book16.html   (7130 words)

  
 Patroclus
Philomela was identified as the mother of Patroclus by Gaius Julius Hyginus.
His father had to escape into exile with Patroclus to escape punishment, and they took shelter at the palace of their kinsman King Peleus of Pthia.
His bones were mingled with those of Patroclus so that the two would be companions in death as in life.Their remains were tranferred to Leuke island of the Black Sea.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Patroclus.html   (931 words)

  
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The picture below is of the Patroclus painted by a sailor during quiet times a few months before her sinking in the North Atlantic It is signed and dated the name is R Hayward the picture is dated 1940.
The Patroclus originally was a part of the Blue Funnel Line's Fleet and was converted to an armed merchant cruiser.
Patroclus was torpedoed and sunk on November 3rd 1940.
barry-miles.tripod.com   (1913 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Asteroids Near Jupiter are Really Comets
Using the Keck II Laser Telescope in Hawaii, astronomers found that the two objects, 617 Patroclus and its companion, Menoetius, had a density of only 0.8 grams per cubic centimeters—only a third that of rock.
Most likely, the researchers say, Patroclus and Menoetius are comets, which are typically composed mainly of water ice and therefore much less dense than asteroids.
Patroclus and Menoetius are estimated to be about 76 miles (122 kilometers) and 70 miles (112 kilometers) wide, respectively.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/060201_jupiter_comet.html   (536 words)

  
 Patroclus and Menoetius: Asteroids, comets, or what? - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society
Asteroid 617 Patroclus is a Trojan asteroid, which means that it (along with a thousand or so others) wanders around a gravitationally stable point 60 degrees behind Jupiter in its orbit.
The news in the Nature study is that the companion, named Menoetius, is nearly as big as Patroclus (which is very unusual in binary systems); but what's odder about the pair is that the study suggests that both bodies are less dense than water ice.
It's long been suspected that some asteroids are actually the dead cores of old comets, but Patroclus is the first Trojan to be definitively identified to be one of these.
www.planetary.org /blog/article/00000451   (236 words)

  
 Achilles and Patroclus - Greek Mythology
It seems his young son, Patroclus, had fought with a friend of his over a game of dice, and without meaning to, had killed the other boy.
Achilles was not unaccompanied: Patroclus had been sent to watch over him, and from then on they were inseparable.
In the heat of battle Patroclus did not heed his friend's advice, and pushed the enemy back to the very walls of Troy.
www.androphile.org /preview/Library/Mythology/Greek/Achilles/Achilles_and_Patroclus.htm   (1475 words)

  
 SparkNotes: The Iliad: Books 11–12
He begs Patroclus to persuade Achilles to rejoin the battle—or at least enter the battle himself disguised in Achilles’ armor.
Patroclus agrees to appeal to Achilles and dresses the wound of a man named Eurypylus, who has been injured fighting alongside Ajax.
It is Nestor who gives Patroclus the idea of returning to battle dressed in Achilles’ armor, by means of which tactic Patroclus meets his death.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/iliad/section7.rhtml   (997 words)

  
 FAQWhyPatrocleion
Unfortunately, Patroclus got killed wearing Achilles' gear and Achilles, of course, was real broken up about it because not only had he lost his best friend, boyfriend, and all that, but, in a way, he was sort of responsible.
After Patroclus was gone, Achilles really didn't care much whether he lived or died, but he was determined to take down the one who killed his bud, which he did.
He and Patroclus and a bunch of other Marines had to go with this expeditionary force to Turkey one time and, what with one thing and another, they stayed for several years fighting these other guys (who were pretty studly themselves).
www.patrocleion.org /FAQWhyPatrocleion.html   (394 words)

  
 The Iliad of Homer Study Guide (13-18)
Patroclus goes back to Achilles and asks for the chance to lead the men into battle.
One of the striking images is Patroclus spearing a man and lifting him out of his chariot like a man spearing a fish.
He is spurred on to save Patroclus' body and proceeds to frighten the Trojans by his war-cry and appearance.
www.davidclaudon.com /Iliad/guide3.html   (1319 words)

  
 617 Patroclus at AllExperts
Combining their observations with thermal measurements taken in November, 2000 the team estimated the size of the components of the system.
Because of the density of the components (0.8 g/cm³) is less than water and about one third that of rock, the team of researchers led by F. Marchis suggest that the Patroclus system, previously thought to be a pair of rocky asteroids, is more similar to a comet in composition.
It is suspected that many Trojan asteroids are in fact small planetesimals captured in the Lagrange point of Jupiter-Sun system during the outer migration of the giant planets, 3.9 billion years ago.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/617_patroclus.htm   (265 words)

  
 SparkNotes: The Iliad: Books 15–16
Meanwhile, Patroclus goes to Achilles’ tent and begs to be allowed to wear Achilles’ armor if Achilles still refuses to rejoin the battle himself.
Patroclus, disobeying Achilles, pursues the Trojans all the way to the gates of Troy.
In another twist of irony, the death of Patroclus later motivates Achilles to rejoin the Achaean army and lead it against Troy, the very cause that he had forsworn before the beginning of the Iliad.
www.sparknotes.com /lit/iliad/section9.rhtml   (1112 words)

  
 Internal structure of 617 Patroclus components   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
617 Patroclus was observed on November 8, 2000 simultaneously in visible and Far-IR (UH-2.2m and Keck-10m MIRLIN) by Fernandez et al.
The dotted lines correspond to the uncertainty in the bulk density for a plausible range of beaming factors varying from 0.89 to 0.96, compatible with Spitzer Trojan spectra.
If 617 Patroclus components were made of the same ice/rock mixture as Ganymede or Callisto (Anderson et al., 2005), it would be extremely porous (porosity≈50%).
astro.berkeley.edu /~fmarchis/Science/Asteroids/Patroclus/density.html   (359 words)

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