Achilles

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A·chil·les

 (ə-kĭl′ēz)
n. Greek Mythology
The hero of Homer's Iliad, the son of Peleus and Thetis and slayer of Hector.

Achilles

(əˈkɪliːz)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth Greek hero, the son of Peleus and the sea goddess Thetis: in the Iliad the foremost of the Greek warriors at the siege of Troy. While he was a baby his mother plunged him into the river Styx making his body invulnerable except for the heel by which she held him. After slaying Hector, he was killed by Paris who wounded him in the heel
Achillean adj

A•chil•les

(əˈkɪl iz)

n.
the greatest Greek warrior in the Trojan War and hero of the Iliad, killed when Paris wounded him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot.
Ach•il•le•an (ˌæk əˈli ən, əˈkɪl i-) adj.
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Noun1.Achilles - a mythical Greek hero of the IliadAchilles - a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'
Translations
Achilleus
Achilleus
Achilleus
Achilleus
AkhilleusAkilles
AhilAhilej
Akhilleusz
Achilles
アキレウスアキレス
Achilles
Achilles
Ahil
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Achilles

[əˈkɪliːz]
A. NAquiles
B. CPD Achilles heel Ntalón m de Aquiles
Achilles tendon Ntendón m de Aquiles

Achilles

nAchill(es) m; Achilles heel (fig)Achillesferse f; Achilles tendonAchillessehne f

Achilles

[əˈkɪliːz] nAchille m
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While their best chance to survive is only if they are able to work together, the different groups led by Achilleus, David, and Jordan are being torn apart by their warring leaders.
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While more space is devoted to the Iliad, the claim that Patroklos is a Christ figure who brings about reconciliation between Achilleus and Agamemnon seems wishful at best and does little to support the larger point that "from beginning to end, the Iliad is a story of redemption" (27).
Besides Achilleus' hatred, the Greeks and the Trojans fight for the possession of Helen, while Achilleus and Agamemnon "find themselves divided over another woman, the slave girl Briseis" (Suzuki 22).
635 Priam, using the imperative lexon, requests Achilleus to give him a place to sleep.
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Like Chapman's, Lattimore's long-lined version is counter-measured at the line and sentence levels, with the added complication that Lattimore tries to preserve some of the Homeric formulae or epithets, as in godlike Sarpedon; glorious Hector; Achilleus, the son of Peleus; bronze-helmed Hector and so on.
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Only when one understands why The Iliad necessarily ends with the burial of Hektor can one look back on why Achilleus is the hero; only when one understands Dante's Trinity can one begin to understand Dante's confusions in The Inferno.
g] & shiny Achilleus `Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilles, the devastation that gave endless pain to the Achaians, and sent so many strong souls down to Hades, The souls of heroes; but they themselves he gave as spoils to dogs and to all the birds; and the will of Zeus was fulfilled.