Penthesileia


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Penthesileia

(ˌpɛnθəsɪˈleɪə) or

Penthesilea

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the daughter of Ares and queen of the Amazons, whom she led to the aid of Troy. She was slain by Achilles
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Achilles then slays Thersites for abusing and reviling him for his supposed love for Penthesileia.
Yet there was something of the Amazon, something of Penthesileia and Camilla.
Under the rubric "Achilles is Penthesileia [sic] is Achilles," Cixous explores "the unsettling transformation of Achilles"--his getting "mixed up" with Penthesilea--and the "pure desire" of the Amazon queen, who is "absolutely unbridled," "outside all law" (112-17).