Neoptolemus

(redirected from Neoptolemos)
Also found in: Dictionary.

Neoptolemus

(nē'ŏptŏl`ĭməs), in Greek legend, son of AchillesAchilles
, in Greek mythology, foremost Greek hero of the Trojan War, son of Peleus and Thetis. He was a formidable warrior, possessing fierce and uncontrollable anger. Thetis, knowing that Achilles was fated to die at Troy, disguised him as a girl and hid him among the women at
..... Click the link for more information.
. In the Trojan War he proved himself brave but cruel. He killed Priam at the altar of Zeus and threw Astyanax, son of Hector, from the wall of Troy. After the war he took Andromache as a slave to his kingdom in Epirus. Later he abandoned her for Hermione. He was killed at Delphi for an outrage he committed against the shrine. In Euripides' Andromache, Orestes murders him to win the love of Hermione. He was sometimes called Pyrrhus.

Neoptolemus

 

(also called Pyrrhus), in ancient Greek mythology, the son of Achilles and the princess Deidameia; one of the main figures in the Trojan War. Neoptolemus was among the warriors who were carried into Troy inside the wooden horse. He went into a rage during the capture of Troy and in front of Hecuba ruthlessly murdered the aged king Priam, who was seeking sanctuary at the altar of Zeus.

References in periodicals archive ?
Neoptolemos JP, Stocben DD, Dunn JA, Almond J, Beger HG, Pederzoli P, et al.
4), Neoptolemos is described as a 'deathdealer to Trojans but Greece's salvation' ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and as 'showered with blessings' in his tomb in Delphi ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
Professor John Neoptolemos, director of the Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre, based at the University of Liverpool, has been awarded the role of senior investigator for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).
Raraty M, Ward J, Erdemli G, Vaillant C, Neoptolemos JP, Sutton R et al.
Pancreatic cancer specialist Professor John Neoptolemos said: "Patrick has a background in dancing and so has been a very fit man for much of his life.
Pancreatic cancer specialist Professor John Neoptolemos said : "Patrick has a background in dancing and so has been a very fit man for much of his life.
The Greeks, forced to eat crow, sent Neoptolemos and Odysseus to Lemnos to ask Philoctetes to rejoin them.
It is possible that heading the list of these "new" members of the League would be the Parians, and they would be inscribed on the first available line: line 111, on the left lateral face, just below Neoptolemos, the last entry to have been made in 375.
Also, Dimiter Gotscheff, the Bulgarian-born director who found his way into the German theatre, stages and performs the eponymous role in Heiner Muller's Philoctetes in the structure of a debate, next to Joseph Bierbichler's Ulysses and Samuel Finzi's Neoptolemos.
Neoptolemos of Liverpool University, England, and his associates.
Profesor John Neoptolemos said: "For too long there has been a perception that this is a cancer too serious to do much about.