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    Paris because they are to blame for the tragic end of the heroes, Achilles and Hector. How could you choose between the breaker of horses and the godlike mortal? Both possess qualities of an excellent soldier and a leader. As perfect as they seem, both characters do have flaws. From the very first page of the book, it states that Achilles’ anger has caused several deaths. “Rage --Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling

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    Achilles was a very powerful warrior. Legends said that he was even power than the gods. Achilles had only one weakness his heel. One day Achilles was walking around, and you can see the sorrow and worries on his face. Apollo was sitting on a top of a tree looking and Achilles walking back and forth in a very unsettled way. Apollo jumped out of the tree and asked Achilles what is wrong with him. Achilles refused to tell him at the beginning but Apollo kept asking him so end up telling him. Apollo

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    In Home'rs eipic "The Illiad", The charcters Achilles, Hector, Medea, and Jason all had some great characteristics and also had not so great characteristics that eventually led to each of their down falls. Hector is the great warrior of the Trojan army, he fights with might and vigor, but often lets his impulsive behavior get in the way of good decision making. Achilles is the leader of the Achean army, he has glimpse of greatness but often lets his anger get in the way of decisions. Medea is

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    and to come out victorious.”1 In the Homeric epics The Iliad and The Odyssey, both Achilles and Odysseus provide examples of this trait. However, Odysseus is the better man because he more closely fits the role of a hero, leader of men, and shows greater faithfulness of character. All Homeric heroes, while sharing in most general abilities, always have one specific skill for which they are best known. Achilles is known for his extreme strength, which he uses to defeat his enemies in battle. Whereas

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    invulnerable mortal? Keep reading to get more information on the famous Greek hero Achilles. Achilles’ Greek name is Achilles but unfortunately has no Roman name as they all called him upon his one name. He was a strong, young, and open-minded Greek leader during the Trojan War(1194-1184 BC) and in fact was one of the most important heroes during the war slaying the Trojan hero Hector outside of the gates of Troy. Achilles did not have any “powers” per se as he was only a mortal and not a god. However

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    Homer’s “The Iliad”, we come across Achilles and Hector. Both characters are seen as brave soldiers of great honor, yet they have very different opposing traits. Hector is a compassionate man, who would do anything possible to fight for his family. While Achilles on the other hand, though he can be compassionate, he is also a man of immense pride who can be selfish and would do anything to protect his honor, even at the cost of others demise or destruction “…Achilles’ rage, Black and murderous, that

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    In his epic poem The Iliad, Homer reveals his hero to be Achilles, not Hector, as Achilles posses more heroic virtues: honor, divine favor, and growth. Although Homer does not present Hector as unheroic, he does show him to be possessing of fewer heroic virtues than Achilles, revealing Achilles instead to be the hero of The Iliad. To begin, Homer demonstrates that Achilles, not Hector, meets all the requirements of honor: courage, accomplishment, strength, status, possessions. Although, Hector does

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    invulnerable mortal? Keep reading to get more information on the famous Greek hero Achilles. Achilles’ Greek name is Achilles, but unfortunately has no Roman name as they all called him upon his one name. He was a strong, young, and open-minded Greek leader during the Trojan War (1194-1184 BC) and in fact was one of the most important heroes during the war slaying the Trojan hero Hector outside of the gates of Troy. Achilles did not have any “powers” per se, as he was a mortal and not a god. However, his

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    During the Illiad, Achilles is seen as a man of strength and virtue while being regarded as the best Greek warrior of the Trojan War. While Achilles seems to have no weakness within him or inside him, his heel is the only body part that is not completely protected and his ill-temper seems to be a downfall of this great fighter. Encompassed by his many great outward qualities, the actions of a man from his inside shows what his true character is. Among his true inner characteristics, the main ones

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    In the Iliad there are many characters that could be considered heroic. But the two main characters that stand out as heroes to me are swift-footed Achilles and flashing-helmet Hector. Numerous times throughout the epic they display qualities and traits that are unsurpassed by anyone on their side. Many times throughout the epic Achilles and Hector are tested for their strength, and will to win in battle, which for both warriors always ends up positive because they always win their battles. Although

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