Achilles - The Great Warrior of the Trojan War

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 09 April 2023

Achilles is a figure from Greek mythology and literature and star of the Trojan War. Leader of the fearsome Myrmidons, sacker of cities, and slayer of Hector, godlike Achilles was quite simply invincible in battle. Only the divine intervention of Apollo finally put an end to his long reign as the greatest Greek warrior of them all.

The bravest, strongest, and even the best-looking hero of the all-star Greek army that went to Troy to recapture Helen, Achilles was also rather too proud and bad-tempered for his own good, and his reckless rage would cost both his countrymen and the enemy dear.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:57 Thetis and Peleus
3:10 Early Life of Achilles
6:08 Achilles, Patroclus and the Trojan War
12:40 Outro

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Achilles https://www.worldhistory.org/achilles/
Patroclus https://www.worldhistory.org/Patroclus/
Iliad https://www.worldhistory.org/iliad/
Trojan War https://www.worldhistory.org/Trojan_War/
Apollo https://www.worldhistory.org/apollo/

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Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2023, April 09). Achilles - The Great Warrior of the Trojan War. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2930/achilles---the-great-warrior-of-the-trojan-war/

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Macquire, Kelly. "Achilles - The Great Warrior of the Trojan War." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 09, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2930/achilles---the-great-warrior-of-the-trojan-war/.

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Macquire, Kelly. "Achilles - The Great Warrior of the Trojan War." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Apr 2023. Web. 14 Jun 2024.

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