20) Yet, as even Redfield argues, Hector is not blameless for his end: his own actions as they unfold through the death of Patroclus
might arguably cast him in a negative light, even if within the Fate of Zeus it is difficult to say whether he is actually responsible for those actions.
Ron described the Patroclus
as like a floating block of flats with its hull buoyed up by empty oil barrels.
That's right: he slits their throats at the pyre of Patroclus
"hurls himself upon the Trojans three times, with wild yells in his throat.
The casual indifference of a violence that is murderous, almost demonic--as when Patroclus
spears a boy in his chariot, "and with his hip his pivot, prised Thestor up and out / As easily as later men detach/A sardine from an opened tin.
Underlying Homer's Iliad there perhaps once existed, for example, versions of the tale in which Helen went to Troy willingly; in which certain heroes like Ajax, Memnon, and Antilochus played more prominent roles; in which the Achaean embassy to Achilles was composed of different characters; in which Patroclus
was actually mistaken for Achilles by the Trojans; and in which the extended narrative of the death, mourning, and funeral of a major hero was that of Achilles rather than of Patroclus
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).
Lolling "upon a lazy bed" he grieves for his lover, Patroclus
Trojan asteroid (624) Hector may be a binary or a rubble pile and the density of (617) Patroclus
is similar to that of water, indicating that it also may be a rubble pile.
In Book 23, Achilles organizes an athletic competition to honor his beloved fallen companion Patroclus
Achilles, mad with grief over the death of his friend Patroclus
at Hector's hands, has slain Hector in turn.
Its defenders maintain that the rest of us are "essentialists"--those of us who believe that Jonathan was in love with David, as the Old Testament tells us; that Achilles really was mad for Patroclus
, as the Iliad makes clear; and that Simon Rhodes, T.