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Patroclus

(pətrō`kləs): see 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
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Patroclus

 

in Greek mythology, a participant in the Trojan War and the friend of Achilles.

Achilles had withdrawn from battle because of a quarrel with Agamemnon. When the Trojans broke into the Greek camp in order to set fire to the Greek ships, Patroclus asked Achilles’ permission to join in the combat. After putting on his friend’s armor, Patroclus drove the Trojans back from the ships, but he himself was slain by Hector. The legend of Patroclus is found in the Iliad.

Patroclus

wore the armor of Achilles against the Trojans to encourage the disheartened Greeks. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
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Ancient commentators interpreted Homer's apostrophe of Patroclus as a pathetic device, which shows the narrator's feelings of pity with this gentle character about to be killed because he wanted to help his compatriots, feelings that he obviously also wants to engender in his narratees.
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With him Patroclus / Upon a lazy bed the livelong day / Breaks scurril jests" (1.
Now Hector, when he had stripped from Patroclus his glorious armour, sought to hale him away that he might cut the head from off his shoulders with the sharp bronze, and drag off the corpse, and give it to the dogs of Troy .
possessions locally were Park, parts of Curdworth which the modern Vale Foolishly, Patroclus enters into a slanging match with Thersites, who crushes his opponent with the most scathing crescendo of curses: "Now the rotten diseases of the suff, the guts-griping ruptures, catarrhs, loads o'gravel in the back, lethargies, cold palsies, raw-eyes, dirt-rotten livers, wheezing lungs, bladders full of imposthume, sciaticas, limekilns I' th' palm, incurable bone ache and the rivelled fee-simple of the tetter, take and take again such preposterous discoveries
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Hippomedon demonstrates seemingly virtuous friendship, evoking the image of Aeneas distraught at the death of Pallas and Menelaus defending the body of Patroclus.
He speaks to Patroclus's ghost, but only once, beginning with a question about why Patroclus has come (Il.
The relationship between Achilles, the beautiful, doomed hero of the Trojan War, and Patroclus, an exiled prince, is a seminal one in Greek mythology.
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