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
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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.
In addition to the peace, gracious and merciful heart, and so when Achilleus, Brizieis lost; Ateneh the discomfort he was afraid that suddenly appeared behind him without anyone to see him begin to Achilleus comfort.
In poetic irony, 'Achilleus ist nach Patroklos' Tod grausam durch Schonungslosigkeit, Hippomedon ubt verfeinerte Grausamkeit--durch Schonung': Juhnke, Homerisches in romischer Epik flavischer Zeit, 31.
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).
14.252, Hypnos (Sleep) uses the first singular aorist elexa, saying, "I caused Zeus to sleep," and at 24.635 Priam, using the imperative lexon, requests Achilleus to give him a place to sleep.
Das will ich in diesem kleinen Beitrag tun, in dem ich mich auf die ,kanonischen' antiken Romanciers beschranke, also Chariton, Xenophon von Ephesos, Achilleus Tatios, Longos und Heliodor bei den Griechen; Petron und Apuleius bei den Romern.
'Alexander und Achilleus.' In Will & Heinrichs 1988:657-692.
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.
"Homer is here conveying the idea of general Achaian support for Achilleus' stance," articulated by Thersites and supported by ordinary soldiers, says Norman Postlethwaite(27) If so, the fickle mob experiences fluctuating sympathies, more various and complex attitudes than simple derision.