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a.1.Resembling Achilles, the hero of the Iliad; invincible.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Greco-Roman-philes will delight in a diverse array of archaeological sites such as the Odeon, Achillean Baths and the Roman Amphitheatre; while those preferring the Baroque will be drawn to Catania's UNESCO World Heritage city centre with such churches as Saint Francis of Assisi at the Immaculate and the Basilica della Collegiata.
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).
Conrad's attitude toward war was Homeric--both tragic folly and heroic endeavour; he mentions (surely not as mere coincidence) in A Personal Record Nicholas Bobrowski's pride in a heel wound acquired in Napoleon's mass duel--a rather obviously Achillean correlative.
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'.
always of what one thinks to be other but is really an idealized version of oneself projected as other." 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.