Patroclus


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(Greek mythology) a friend of Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War

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Homer's account in the Iliad of Achilles' devotion to Patroclus - especially his willingness to risk his life in avenging his dead comrade - exercised an enduring influence on Greek culture.
But we also see a haunted look behind those piercing blue eyes, a hint of dark sorrow and, in his response to the fates of Briseis and Patroclus both soulfulness and passion.
In the 10th year of the war, Trojan hero Hector kills Patroclus, the dearest friend of the Greek hero, Achilles who, insane with grief, kills Hector, mutilates his body and drags it round Troy's walls behind his chariot.
Patroclus fears this so much that his ghost beseeches Achilles to give him his due, to build a pyre, to take fire to his corpse, to prepare a feast and games; so he can properly travel to the underworld, so his name will be marked and remembered with the living and he can complete his journey and dwell amongst shades.
Then who was the first, and who the last that you killed, Patroclus, when the gods called you to your death?
An example of this is shown in the Iliad: when Achilles is told about the death of Patroclus, the captives who are with him in the tent, "the handmaidens Achilles and Patroclus had taken/captive [.
To their everlasting consternation, Achilles chooses to remain in his tent with his companion Patroclus.
xiii) Formidable unarmed presence: This is about an outstanding event from the Iliad when Hector killed Patroclus and the Trojans tried to dishonor his body.
On the morning when Patroclus leads his fateful last assault against the Trojans, Logue describes the dawn with an image worthy of Homer and just as timeless: "First sunlight off the sea like thousands of white birds.
But the Greeks' top dog, Achilles (artfully crazy, in Louis Cancelmi's cunning performance), is lounging in his tent with his beloved Patroclus (Tom Pecinka), and refuses to come out.
This use of sumptuous (6) clothing as economic barter finds its counterpart in the Iliad, where a despondent Priam uses gorgeous apparel, along with precious metal, to ransom the body of his son Hector from an unforgiving Achilles, who is still enraged over Hector's slaying of Patroclus.
Kelly repeats the old canard that Achilles and Patroclus were lovers in the lliad (71) and seems to misunderstand (91) the behavior of Sextus Pompey in Sh.
Each group has one object named for a combatant from the opposing side: 617 Patroclus is in the [L.
She discusses the helpless witness: Achilles, Patroclus, and the portrayal of vulnerability in the Iliad; spectatorship, agency, and alienation in Sophocles' Trachiniae; from murderer to messenger: body, speech, and justice in Greek tragedy; and Neoptolemus between agent and spectator in Sophocles' Philoctetes.
Achilles the great Greek hero is talking to a fellow army commander, Patroclus, when they are joined by this Thersites, "a deformed and scurrilous" man marked out by his bad temper and biting invective.