Achilles and Patroclus


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Achilles and Patroclus

beloved friends and constant companions, especially during the Trojan War. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 194]
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He claims that the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is "carefully de-sexualized" (137, on Wise's Helen of Troy) or "heterosexualized" (178, on Troy).
In this book, the Roman poet tells a story clearly inspired by Achilles and Patroclus, the episode of Nisus and his beloved Euryalus.
Despite its focus on Paris and Helen, the film depicts as well the mythical friendship between two men, Achilles and Patroclus, who follows Achilles to Troy as his brother-in-arms.
A key shared subject is the familiar story of the friendship between Achilles and Patroclus, told in Homer's Iliad and finely detailed on one exceptional vase, the Sosias Cup in Berlin.
Alexander and lifelong pal Hephaistion (Jared Leto) make a lot of goo-goo eyes at each other and talk a lot about the love of warriors Achilles and Patroclus.
He introduces it by saying, "I was witness to events of a less peaceful character," betraying a hint of a loss of innocence, at which point the allegory of the Trojan War calibrates his prose again, since he redeems the bellicose event by imagining that two of the red ants are Achilles and Patroclus.
Instead he prefers to compare his friendship with Therien indirectly to the friendship between Achilles and Patroclus.
But Wells reminds us that sexual badinage need not be coarse but can actually be profoundly touching as well as funny, and his chapters on homosexuality in the plays prove conclusively with critical references to Bassanio (The Merchant of Venice) Achilles and Patroclus (Troilus and Cressida) not to mention Richard II that subtlety and emotional bonding lies within specific gender orientations.
In "To Maecenas" Wheatley implies that she is such a figure when she refers to her own mourning for the Homeric heroes in line 17, where "The grateful tribute of my [Wheatley's] tears is paid" to both Achilles and Patroclus (10).
Encarnado, a duet for two men (House and Graham McKelvie the night I saw it), takes inspiration specifically from The Iliad, according to the program, presumably from the story of Achilles and Patroclus.
The Trojan War, for example: Troy, the Brad Pitt summer blockbuster ($480 million worldwide and counting) is sheer spectacle that turns Achilles and Patroclus into cousins.
The novel couldn't be gayer, but Merlis got angry letters from readers upset that it didn't include the romance of Achilles and Patroclus.