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 Achilles (3 syl.).Achilles (pronounce A-kil’-leez). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Army: The Myrmidons followed him to Troy.
Death of: It was Paris who wounded Achilles in the heel with an arrow (a post-Homeric story).
Father: Peleus (2 syl.), King of Thessaly.
Friend: Patroclos.
Horses: Balios (= swift-footed) and Xanthos (= chestnut-coloured), endowed with human speech.
Mistress in Troy: Hippodamia, surnamed Briseis (2 syl.).
Mother: Thetis, a sea goddess.
Son: Pyrrhos, surnamed Neoptolmos (= the new warrior).
Tomb: In Sigœum, over which no bird ever flies.—Pliny, x. 29.
Tutors: First, Phœnix, who taught him the elements; then Chiron the centaur.
Wife: Deidamia. (5 syl.) De-i-da-my’-ah.

 Achilles (3 syl.).Achilles (pronounce A-kil’-leez). 


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