Achaian


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a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks

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Yet it's not the Trojans' coming miseries that so concern me-- not what Hekabe will endure, or our sovereign Priam, or my brothers, so many, so valiant, who all may end up trodden into the dust by their hate-filled enemies--no, it's your grief I think of, when some bronze-corsleted Achaian will lead you away, weeping, your day of freedom gone.
2.270), however, states that the Achaian army remains bothered, even as Thersites has been silenced.
Astonishingly, this scorned freak publicly upbraids Agamemnon for greed and lust: you've already claimed valuable bronze and the choicest women, "whom we Achaians/give to you first of all whenever we capture some stronghold./Or is it still more gold you will be wanting, that some son/of the Trojans, breakers of horses, brings as ransom out of Ilion." All this ransom and booty are the spoils "that I, or some other Achaian, capture and bring in?/Is it some young woman to lie with in love and keep her/all to yourself apart from the others?
There, Agamemnon, in command of the Achaian host, is unable to launch the great invasion of Troy for want of wind to propel his armada.
Conflict with Philip V first brought the region into contact with Roman authority, which, in 191 B.C., would order a reluctant Messenia to join the Achaian League.
So Achilleus refuses to enter combat in retaliation for Agamemnon's bullying behaviour and spends his time moaning and sulking over his wounded pride, by the Achaian ships.
He was a most observant reader, tabulating the different ways the words Danaan, Achaian and Argive were used in different passages, adding a fourth word, Hellas, and going through the catalogues of ships in the Iliad and the genealogies to find other racial terms and counting the number of times the four main words were used.
Achilles, the son of Peleus and the Nereid Thetis, prince of the Myrmidons, and mightiest of the Achaian warriors at the siege of Troy.
Messenia's entanglements with larger political structures are well illustrated by the Achaian League's incorporation of Pylos in the later third century, ca.
It is worth remembering that Agamemnon obeyed a kind of divine order in book I as well, after the god Apollo sent a plague to the Achaian army.
did he wish the Achaian people to be destroyed before Ilion,
"The Art School" also includes several contenders for "most inadvertently ridiculous picture": a Gaspare Landi of Hector, Andromache, and their son Astyanax that involves lots of brow-smiting, with everyone turned to display their classically correct profiles, or an obscure Danish academician's Philoctetes--the Achaian whose outcries from an incurable wound, a punishment for hubris, caused his shipmates on the way to the Trojan War to abandon him on an uninhabited island--a demonstration of how to tie a living model into a knot.
Let us recall moreover that in Book IX, when the other Achaian leaders come on a mission to convince Achilles to return to battle, they find him playing the cithar and singing of heroic exploits, klea andron, the exploits of men.
If Achilleus, in turn, had been willing to accept Agamemnon's reparation as proportional to his pain at losing Briseis and the damage to his time at being publicly humiliated, he could honorably have let go his anger and rejoined the Achaian host.