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Achilles was the leading hero of the Greeks in the Trojan War. Homer focuses on Achilles and his wrath in The Iliad.

Achilles
Short entry on Achilles. Includes small picture of Achilles.

Achilles - The Loves, Weak Spot, Transvestism, and Valor of a Greek Hero
A profile of Achilles, the greatest hero of the Greek forces led the Myrmidons in the Trojan War.

Heroic Behavior in Ancient Times
Achilles is considered a great Greek hero, but by our standards he might not be. What was different in the definition of a hero in ancient times?

Heroic Behavior in Ancient Times
Achilles is considered a great Greek hero, but by our standards he might not be. What was different in the definition of a hero in ancient times?

The Heel of Achilles
What is the meaning of the expression Achilles Heel (Achilles' Heel)?

Photos of Achilles in Art
Achilles was the quintessential Greek hero of the Trojan War. Here are photos of objects showing Achilles.

Achilles Heel
Achilles Heel refers to the part of the anatomy by which Achilles was fatally injured.

Peleus - Greek King Peleus
Peleus was the son of Aeacus, King of Aegina and the father of the great Greek hero Achilles.

Peleus - Greek King
Peleus was the son of Aeacus, King of Aegina and the father of the great Greek hero Achilles.

Thetis - Greek Nymph Thetis
Thetis is a nymph in Greek mythology and the mother of the Greek hero Achilles.

Achilles
Book review of Achilles. Elizabeth Cook's little story (barely over 100 pages for the story itself) gets to the heart of the participation of Achilles in the Trojan War.

Deiphobus
Glossary entry on the brother of Hector who helped slay Achilles.

Olympics as Sublimated Warfare
In honor of his friend Patroclus, Achilles held funeral games (as described in Iliad.23).

The Son of Achilles
Did Achilles have a son?

Was Achilles in the Trojan Horse?
In the Warner Bros. movie Troy Achilles lasts until the Trojan Horse. In the Iliad, he doesn't.

Achilles
The page from Carlos Parada's site on the most important Greek hero of the Trojan War -- Achilles.

Achilles - Pictures
Pictures of Achilles on Greek vases.

Achilles and Hector Picture
Achilles dragging Hector around the walls of Troy. Picture of a Greek vase showing the corpse of Hector dragged behind the chariot of Achilles, with the goddess Iris in the foreground and the parents of Hector, Hecuba and Priam to the left, and the shade of Patroclus to the right. English labels superimposed, and Greek labels for Patroclus and Hector on the original.

Myrmidons
Glossary entry on the Myrmidons.

Iliad - The Books of Homer's Iliad
The Iliad, traditionally ascribed to Homer, is conventionally divided into 24 books.

Ancient Proverbial Expressions in Pictures
Stories from Aesop and elsewhere that are used proverbially, including the story about an Achilles' Heel.

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