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Mythic Greek warrior, vulnerable to wounding only in his heel. See: Achilles bursa, Achilles reflex, Achilles tendon.


mythical Greek warrior who was vulnerable only in the heel.
Achilles bursa - bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the upper part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum. Synonym(s): bursa of tendo calcaneus
Achilles reflex - a contraction of the calf muscles when the tendo calcaneus is sharply struck. Synonym(s): ankle jerk; ankle reflex; tendo Achillis reflex; triceps surae reflex
Achilles tendon - the tendon of insertion of the triceps surae (gastrocnemius and soleus) into the tuberosity of the calcaneus. Synonym(s): tendo calcaneus
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The promise of Zeus Agamemnon after my dream by asking people to try Achilleus so back to the ship's command is issued.
One of the best examples of this practice can be Homer's innovation of the myth of Meleagros and the Calidonian bear which Phoenix told to Achilleus during the embassy (Iliad 9) in his attempt to persuade Achilleus to give up his anger, accept the gifts they are offering, and go back to fight.
Friedman says, "Helen treats Achilleus with great ambivalence because his questions destroy the peace of easy innocence" (169).
I refer to Iliad, book 1, in which Achilleus wants the distribution of booty to stand, just as the sons of the Achaians gave it.
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This thematic field is exemplified through fine analyses of Phthia, the homeland of Achilleus that could offer him its riches if he opted for return, and the temenos promised to Sarpedon in Lycia.
Nestor's son Antilochos has just given Achilleus the message that his closest friend, his trusted ally and brother-in-arms, had been killed wearing Achilleus' own armor.
You yourself are not one who shall live long, but now already death and powerful destiny are standing beside you, to go down under the hands of Aiakos' great son, Achilleus.
And they found Achilleus delighting his heart in a lyre, clear-sounding,
We loved it or rather we loved them: Hektor and Achilleus.
In the Phenomenology Hegel seems to make extraordinary claims for a duel of epic heroes that appears to be out of the Iliad, presumably the encounter of Achilleus and Hektor.
He then moves on to consider the "integral" prologue in great detail, from its origins in the first line of the Iliad ("Sing, O godess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilleus .