I mentioned above that the reverse side of this particular tablet was inscribed with a titular text ('the Achillean
shield, Theodorean after Homer').
Hero in the Plays of Tirso De Molina.
10) His new Achillean
epic, Statius pronounces, will not only be a supplement to Homer's version (plura vacant, 4), "filling in the gaps" in the story of Achilles' life, but also, more ambitiously, that it will "lead the youth through the whole story of Troy" (tota iuvenem deducere Troia, 7), and this claim sets his projected epic up for a head-on collision with the Iliad, the epic paradigm that officially could not be surpassed.
The elemental force motivating the two protagonists is an Achillean
anger powerful enough to annihilate even the stain, itself an elemental imprint on human nature prior to the mark.
Though Philostratus did not have the benefit of statistical analyses of Homeric and Achillean
language, he did of course have a native speaker's knowledge of ancient Greek, and seems to have come to a similar view of Achilles and his language.
32) It reveals to us, through Manos, in each detail, from the rusted lock and the scents arising from the darkling fields, the distant music and lights, an Egypt that we can recognize as one we know; and it also shows us in Manos himself a generosity of spirit that understands the irrelevance of self-sacrifice, foresees futility, betrayal and death, and nevertheless perseveres in what he believes to be a heroic course, without even the Achillean
promise of future fame.
My exhaustion wipes out the Achillean
protection of Maulindo's heels and I teeter into the muddy rice so often I just want to give up.
and in certain particulars, not least the connections between the Achillean
heart of the Iliad and the Gilgamesh epic.