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a.1.Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.
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If he is surrounded by mountainous circumstances, an Achillean shore, whose peaks overshadow and are reflected in his bosom, they suggest a corresponding depth in him.
Achillean and bicipital reflexes were diminished, superior limbs showed weakness 4/5 on hands, 4/5 on forearms, and 4/5 on shoulder girdle (according to the MRC scale).
The "powerful demon" wanders around desert places with superhuman destructive power and Achillean skin, feeding on human flesh.
In describing a painting of the Achillean shield, though, Philostratus the Younger embarks on a text describing an image forged after a text that itself provided the paradigmatic example of ekphrastically representing vision in words.
28) The shared subject of both tablets is once again Homeric: one relief is inscribed on its reverse with the words 'the Achillean shield, Theodorean after Homer', while the other declares that it is 'the Achillean shield: the Theodorean art'.
Plato, Davis claims, shows us that if we focus on understanding our poetic makings through self-examination, we can avoid the phantom Achillean ideal and perfection and achieve instead the truly human perfection that is available to us as human beings.
Approaching Rome, Servain confronts his own Achillean wrath: the revenge-fueled knife murder and decapitation of a Muslim prisoner.
Not only does De Quincey inappropriately take his voice from a dated text he has backhandedly labeled "literature of power" in other writings (by way of Pope's translation), but he cannot even reach the standard of the non-existent Achillean shout, needing to shout twice and shouting a lesser shout.