Hector was a noble and great warrior, the leader of the Trojans and allies in the Trojan War. Achilles killed him and tried to dishonor his body.
Hector Visits Andromache With Astyanax on Her Lap. Apulian Red-figure Column-krater. c. 370-360 B.C.
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Hector was the oldest son of Troy's king Priam and his wife Hecuba. He was the father of Astyanax and husband of Andromache. After Hector killed Achilles' friend Patroclus, Achilles, who had been sitting out the battle, rejoined the fray to kill Hector, which he did. After killing Hector, Achilles desecrated his corpse.