Achilles by Tamara and Jontia
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  • 1. Achilles Tamara Douglas Jontia Greene
  • 2. His Parents….
    • Achilles was the son of the King Peleus of the minor sea-goddess ,Thetis
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    • When Achilles was a baby, his mother dipped him in the river Styx. This made Achilles invulnerable everywhere but on his heels where his mother had to hang on to him while dipping him in the water.
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    • Thetis abandoned him and took Achilles to be raised by the centaur Chiron.
    • As a pupil, Achilles became friends with Patroclus .
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    • Thetis hid Achilles as a female among the daughters of King
    • One of the daughters, Deidameia must have discovered the ruse because she gave birth to his son, Pyrrhus, later known as Neoptolemus.
  • 8. Achilles and The Trojan War
    • Thetis tried to convince her son Achilles not to join the Trojan War , she warn him he was destined for a long life in Phthia or a short glory at Troy
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    • Achilles fought hard in the beginning of the war , but he left the war when Agamemnon stole his concubine.
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    • After he leaves the Greeks suffered great losses. Patroclus borrowed Achilles’ armor and took up the battle. He did very well leading the Greek troops until he came face with Hector, the Trojan champion
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  • 12. The Death of Patroclus
    • Though he fought valiantly, Hector was able to prevail. Hearing of his squire’s death at the hands of Hector, Achilles became very angry and joined the war once again
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    • Achilles goes after Hector and kills him in the battle. After killing him he dragged Hector’s body behind his chariot three times around the city of Troy
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    • Achilles kills Hector & does a victory lap
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    • He mourned the death of his dear friend Patroclus. He held games & a festival in honor of Patroclus
  • 17. Patroclus funeral
  • 18. Hector’s body….. Zeus sends Thetis to tell Achilles that he must accept the ransom that Priam, king of Troy and father of Hector, will offer in exchange for Hector's body. Priam himself comes to see Achilles, the man who has slaughtered so many of his sons, and Achilles suddenly is reminded of his own father who, as Priam has, will outlive his most beloved son. He understands what he has done, and his rage and grief give way to compassion. He returns the body and offers a cease-fire so that the Trojans can bury Hector.
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