Achilles and suitors

He led the people of Phylace against Troy. To this day Americans still fight for what we believe in and are currently fghting a war against the terrorists. The abduction of Helen by Paris of Troy is often mentioned as the main reason why the Achaean Greek forces and those of Troy went to war, but the abduction of women in Greek mythology was relatively common, and rarely resulted in all out war.

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He had the courage to take on anything in his way to make it back home. He led the people of Phylace against Troy. There are notable names missing from the list of Suitors of Helen as well. After being cured by Podalirius, Philoctetes shot Paris with his poisoned arrows. After the war he went to Campania in Italy, and having made war on the Lucanians, he settled in Crimissa where he founded a sanctuary of Apollo to whom he dedicated the famous bow. This does not stop, nor discourage him, from getting to the ones that he loves. Many men want to take over the palace, especially Antinous. News travelled quickly across Ancient Greece, and soon the most famous kings, princes and heroes were travelling to Sparta and the court of Tyndareus; Helen was already famous across the land for her beauty Ancient Sources There is no single universally agreed upon list of the suitors who travelled to Sparta, with most lists being based upon three main sources.

The lists of names often correspond to the list provided by Homer in the Iliad of the Catalogue of Ships that set sail for Troy. Catalogues of Women — Hesiod The Catalogues of Women is a work that has historically been attributed to Hesiod, and is therefore thought to date from between and BC.

Ajax having been trained by Chiron was regarded as a great warrior even before the Suitors of Helen gathered.

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He is bound here under the control of Calypso. And when because of her, war broke up, some aged wise men found it perfectly understandable that Achaeans and Trojans should slaughter each other for her sake.

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Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis 57ff. Meriones' mother was Melphis.

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The ceremony was done in the place later called The Tomb of the Horse on the road from Sparta to Arcadia ; for before administrating the oath to the suitors, Tyndareus sacrificed a horse, and after the suitors had been sworn standing upon the pieces of the horse, the animal was buried in the same place.

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Achilles and suitors

So, through the pity of the gods, Hermes brought up Protesilaus from the Underworld. Helen abducted when very young Some affirm that Helen was not a virgin when suitors from the whole of Hellas came asking for her hand. Loyalty is another element in both of these stories. In the Iliad, after Achilles drops out of the war, his friend Patroclus takes his place. In both the Odyssey and the Iliad, the characters demonstrate how much family and friends mean to them. Without that thought in his head driving him, he would have never accomplished his task of making it back home. The work is about 80 percent complete, and includes a list of 31 named suitors.

Achilles then lets his friend Patroclus to take his spot in the war.

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