Patroclus


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

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At the Citizens Theatre, the directors were most audacious in casting a male actor to play the titular Egyptian queen in Antony and Cleopatra (Giles Havergal and Philip Prowse, 1972) and in presenting Achilles and Patroclus as glam rock lovers in a jockstrap version of Troilus and Cressida (Philip Prowse, 1973), more or less set in a gay sauna.
The relationship between Achilles, the beautiful, doomed hero of the Trojan War, and Patroclus, an exiled prince, is a seminal one in Greek mythology.
Some famous Greek relationships were Achilles and Patroclus, Orestes and Pylades, Socrates and Alcibiades, and Theognis and Anacreon.
And within the central, all-too-human cast of the hypermyth, perhaps no characters are more important than the several sets of brothers who populate his tale: Agamemnon and Menelaus, Hector and Paris (or Deiphobus or any of King Priam's fifty princely sons), and even, in a symbolic sense, Achilles and Patroclus, to say nothing of half-brothers such as Telamonian Ajax and Teucer.
This year's winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, focuses on Patroclus, an awkward young prince, who has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles.
He argues that the artist's last painting, apparently left unfinished and completed by Honthorst, was the Achilles before the Dead Body of Patroclus (1624) that was purchased by the Gemaldegalerie in Kassel in 2008.
5-7) Achilles' best friend, Patroclus, killed Sarpedon, the son of Zeus, with a spear to the heart.
RON RENDLE joined up right at the beginning of the war and on the November 3, 1940 was on the Armed Merchant Cruiser (AMC) HMS Patroclus off the coast of Northern Ireland escorting the 6,000 ton steamer SS Casanare and HMS Laurentic when they encountered U-99 commanded by Otto Kretschmer which sank more allied tonnage than any U-boat commander.
Kleinias here refers to Iliad 19,302 ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) where the Trojan women weep for their own sufferings under the pretense of weeping for Patroclus.
There is a 'relentless negativity' in the poem's ending: the reader is given no respite as in the case of the Iliad, Vergil's main model for books seven to twelve, where the killing of Hector is followed by the ransoming of his body and the funeral games for Patroclus (Putnam 2011:103).
To cheer up the many old Blue Flues out there I've included a photo of one of the line's classic postwar express cargo liners Patroclus, at Gladstone Dock, Bootle, courtesy of reader Tom McCarten, of Aigburth.
But when Hector kills his bosom friend, Patroclus, Achilles goes berserk and becomes a killing machine.
In Troilus and Cressida, Thersites openly refers to Patroclus as "Achilles' male varlet" and "his masculine whore.
Shortly before the Christmas holidays of 1966, the walls of our classroom were festooned with our impressions of the Trojan War - men impaled on fearsome spears, Patroclus being taken for a drag, Achilles and his heels.
The Song of Achilles is a love story between exiled princeling Patroclus and son of a goddess Achilles, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.