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Goddess’s fought over who’s most beautiful Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, chosen to decide Chose Aphrodite, rewarded with love of Helen, fairest mortal.

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2 Goddess’s fought over who’s most beautiful Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, chosen to decide Chose Aphrodite, rewarded with love of Helen, fairest mortal in the world Paris stole Helen away from Sparta and husband Sparta and allies invade Troy to get her back Trojan War begins

3 King Agamemnon forced to give up captured girl Chreisis Took sister Briseis from Achilles Achilles and Agamemnon argue, Achilles refuses to fight anymore

4 War went badly for Greeks Begged Achilles to return Best friend Patroclus took Achilles’ armor and went into battle Killed many, but slain by Hector

5 The Return of Achilles Achilles mourned and grieved for Patroclus in tent Mother Thetis came to comfort him Convinced him to rejoin battle with new armor made by smith-god Hepheastus

6 Achilles’ Revenge Achilles rode into battle with a blood lust He fought and killed King of Thebes Also killed Penthisilea, Queen of the Amazons Some say Achilles fell in love with her right before she died

7 Hector slain by Achilles before Gates of Troy Last words said that Achilles would soon be slain for not giving body to Priam Achilles dragged body around Troy Hector’s father King Priam gave Achilles whole treasury for Hector’s corpse

8 Death of Achilles Only vulnerable spot - his right heel Paris shoots Achilles in heel Achilles died from the wound

9 Achilles and the Lessons of Myth What is the lesson young soldiers might learn for the myth of Achilles? Why was the Achilles tendon named after him? If Achilles did not exist, why did the Greeks need to invent him? Do you see Achilles like personalities in professional sports or entertainment? Can you explain a connection to then and now?

10 Bibliography - Pontikis, Nick. Achilles. Online Internet at -Hunter, James. Achilles. Online Internet at 10/16/03


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