Achilles Sentence Examples
If she got desperate enough, that desire might become her husband's Achilles Heel.
Obtaining accurate and timely information continued to be our Achilles heel.
His leave-taking of Andromache in the sixth book of the Iliad, and his departure to meet Achilles for the last time, are most touchingly described.
Then Achilles, to revenge his friend's death, returned to the war, slew Hector, dragged his body behind his chariot to the camp, and afterwards round the tomb of Patroclus.
The story of the childhood of Achilles in Homer differs from that given by later writers.Advertisement
Or perchance he was some Achilles, who had nourished his wrath apart, and had now come to avenge or rescue his Patroclus.
Pausanias asserts that the outer order was Ionic; but excavations have proved that it was Doric. The pedimental groups of the temple represented at the front, the hunt of the Calydonian boar, and, at the back, the battle of Achilles and Telephus.
This was the state of opinion when the celebrated arguments against the possibility of motion, of which that of Achilles and the tortoise is a specimen, were propounded by Zeno, and such, apparently, continued to be the state of opinion till Aristotle pointed out that time is divisible without limit, in precisely the same sense that space is.
These principalities were ruled by the sons and descendants of the elector Albert Achilles from 1486 to 1603; and, after reverting to the elector of Brandenburg, by the descendants of the elector John George from 1603 to 1791.
To prevent his going to the siege of Troy, Thetis disguised him in female apparel, and hid him among the maidens at the court of King Lycomedes in Scyros; but Odysseus, coming to.the island in the disguise of a pedlar, spread his wares, including a spear and shield, before the king's daughters, among whom was Achilles.Advertisement
In order to appease the wrath of Apollo, who had visited the camp with a pestilence, Agamemnon had restored Chryseis, his prize of war, to her father, a priest of the god, but as a compensation deprived Achilles, who had openly demanded this restoration, of his favourite slave Briseis.
The frank bearing, fortitude and self-sacrificing heroism of the best type of the soldierly character find expression in the persons of Achilles, Telamon and Eurypylus; and a dignified and passionate tenderness of feeling makes itself heard in the lyrical utterances of Cassandra and Andromache.
The obsequies of Achilles, as described in the Odyssey, were also celebrated with details which are strikingly similar to those observed in tumuli both of the Bronze and Iron Ages.
The incinerated bones were collected from the ashes and placed in a golden urn along with those of Patroclus, Achilles's dearest friend.
During the Trojan War her husband was slain by Achilles, and after the capture of the city her son Astyanax (or Scamandrius) was hurled from the battlements (Eurip. Troades, 7 20).Advertisement
When the captives were allotted, Andromache fell to Neoptolemus (Pyrrhus), the son of Achilles, whom she accompanied to Epirus, and to whom she bore three sons.
Scopas, in a famous group, represented him surrounded by the denizens of the sea, escorting Achilles to the islands of the blest.
Homer's description of the shield of Achilles, made of bronze, enriched with bands of figure reliefs in gold, silver and tin, could hardly have been written by a man who had not some personal acquaintance with works in metal of a very elaborate kind.
There was a sanctuary of Achilles on the island, and numerous traditions connect Scyros with that hero.
An entirely different cycle of legends relate the conquest of Scyros by Achilles.Advertisement
The actual worship on the island of a hero or god named Achilles, and the probable kinship of its inhabitants with a Thessalian people, whose hero Achilles also was, form the historical foundation of the legends.
Zeno's paradoxes, notably, for example, the puzzle of Achilles and the Tortoise, are still capable of amusing the modern world.
The moral is that of the story of the heel of Achilles.
Phemius pleases the suitors by singing of the calamitous return of the Greeks; Demodocus sings of a quarrel between Ulysses and Achilles, and afterwards of the wooden horse and the capture of Troy.
The disposition of the Greeks to look to the west for the centres of religious feeling appears in the mention of Dodona and the Dodonaean Zeus, put in the mouth of the Thessalian Achilles.Advertisement
The taking of BriseIs from Achilles was an arbitrary act, and against all rule and custom.
The apple of discord, the arrows of Philoctetes, the invulnerability of Achilles, and similar fancies, are the additions of later poets.
Feeling the difficulty of supposing that all the ancient minstrels sang of the " wrath of Achilles " or the " return of Ulysses " (leaving out even the capture of Troy itself), he was led to assume that two poems of no great compass dealing with these two themes became so famous at an early period as to throw other parts of the Trojan story into the background, and were then enlarged by successive generations of rhapsodists.
Some parts of the Iliad, moreover, seemed to him to be older than the poem on the wrath of Achilles; and thus in addition to the " Homeric " and " post-Homeric " matter he distinguished a pre-Homeric " element.
The first book, for instance, consists of a lay on the anger of Achilles (1-347), and two continuations, the return of Chryseis (430-492) and the scenes in Olympus (348-429, 493611).
The subject of the Iliad, as the first line proclaims, is the " anger of Achilles."
Quarrel of Achilles with Agamemnon and the Greek army - Agamemnon, having been compelled to give up his prize Chryseis, takes Briseis from Achilles - Thereupon Achilles appeals to his mother Thetis, who obtains from Zeus a promise that he will give victory to the Trojans until the Greeks pay due honour to her son - Meanwhile Achilles takes no part in the war.
Agamemnon sends an embassy by night, offering Achilles restitution and full amends - Achilles refuses.
Achilles sends Antilochus to inquire about Machaon.
Achilles is persuaded to allow Patroclus to take the field.
News of the death of Patroclus is brought to Achilles - Thetis comes with the Nereids - promises to obtain new armour for him from Hephaestus.
Reconciliation of Achilles - His grief and desire to avenge Patroclus.
The gods come down to the plain - Combat of Achilles with Aeneas and Hector, who escape.
The Scamander is choked with slain - rises against Achilles, who is saved by Hephaestus.
Hector alone stands against Achilles - his flight round the walls - he is slain.
Now, in the Iliad these passages are the finest and most characteristic. The element of connexion and unity is the story of the " wrath of Achilles "; and we have only to look at the books which give the story of the wrath to see how essential they are.
Of the books which relate the events during the absence of Achilles from the Greek ranks (ii.-xv.), the last five are directly related to the main action.
The Catalogue is connected with its place in the poem by the lines about Achilles (686-694).
If these passages do not belong to the period of the wrath of Achilles, how are we to account for his conspicuous absence ?
But in the Iliad the whole stress is laid on the anger of Achilles, which can only be satisfied by the defeat and extreme peril of the Greeks.'
In language, and perhaps in style and manner, it is akin to the tenth; while the twenty-fourth is in the pathetic vein of the ninth, and like it serves to bring out new aspects of the character of Achilles.
The incident is certainly very much out of keeping with the vehement action of that part of the poem, and especially with the moment when Achilles returns to the field, eager to meet Hector and avenge the death of his friend.
It may even be admitted that the swift-flowing movement, and the simplicity of thought and style, which we admire in the Iliad are an inheritance from the earlier " lays " - the 104a &v&p&v such as Achilles and Patroclus sang to the lyre in their tent.
They, however, reserved certain rights, and their insistence on these led to fierce and sanguinary feuds between the burghers and the margraves Albert Achilles and Frederick and Albert Alcibiades of Bayreuth.
They are distinguished from the Carians, with whom some later writers confused them; they have a king Altes, and a town Pedasus which was sacked by Achilles.
She was married against her will to Peleus (q.v.; see also Achilles).
To conquer the whole world for Hellenic civilization by the aid of Macedonian spears, and to reduce the whole earth to unity, was the task that this heir of Heracles and Achilles saw before him.
Many distinguished Portuguese teachers returned from abroad to assist the king at the same time, among them Ayres Barbosa from Salamanca, Andre de Gouveia of the Parisian college of St Barbe, whom Montaigne dubbed " the greatest principal of France," Achilles Estago and Diogo de Teive.
According to Philostratus (Heroica, 20, 18), Polyxena fled to the Greeks after the murder of Achilles and committed suicide on his tomb.
According to other accounts, having been made prisoner by a stratagem of Odysseus, he declared that Philoctetes must be fetched from Lemnos before Troy could be taken; or he surrendered to Diomedes and Odysseus in the temple of Apollo, whither he had fled in disgust at the sacrilegious murder of Achilles by Paris in the sanctuary.
As early as 1598 the young man was made a member of the chamber of rhetoric In Liefde bloeiende, and produced before that body his tragedy of Achilles and Polyxena, not printed until 1614.
Achilles hails the Dodonean God as Iiex cu yLKE, either in the sense of " Thessalian " or 1 Clemens, Protrept.
The logic of this plan was not applied to Ireland; there it was to be Ireland for the English for many a generation yet to come; and so Ireland remained Achilles heel, the vulnerable part of the United Kingdom.
The Amazons are also said to have undertaken an expedition against the island of Leuke, at the mouth of the Danube, where the ashes of Achilles had been deposited by Thetis.
Consequently, Achilles may run ad infinitum without overtaking the tortoise.
Achilles, on the supposition that his speed is ten times that of the tortoise, must traverse an infinite number of spaces - 1000 ft., loo ft., to ft., &c. - and the tortoise must traverse an infinite number of spaces - loo ft., to ft., I ft., &c. - before they reach the point, distant from their starting-points III I y ft.
The kernel of the latter lies in the perfectly valid proof which it affords that the tortoise passes through as many positions as Achilles - a view which embodies an accepted doctrine of modern mathematics.
Metrodorus, rivalling some recent flights of conjecture, resolved not only the gods but even heroes like Agamemnon, Hector and Achilles " into elemental combinations and physical agencies."
It was the fiscal question that arrayed against Mazarin a coalition of all petty interests and frustrated ambitions; this was always the Achilles heel of the French monarchy, Financial which in 1648 was at the last extremity for money.
The most famous event in the life of Peleus was his marriage with the sea-goddess Thetis, by whom he became the father of Achilles.
Peleus survived both his son Achilles and his grandson Neoptolemus, and was carried away by Thetis to dwell for ever among the Nereids.
In Homer's Iliad he is described as of great stature and colossal frame, second only to Achilles in strength and bravery, and the "bulwark of the Achaeans."
He engaged Hector in single combat and, with the aid of Athene, rescued the body of Achilles from the hands of the Trojans.
In the competition between him and Odysseus for the armour of Achilles, Agamemnon, at the instigation of Athene, awarded the prize to Odysseus.
Hagen thereupon proposed that they should ' Compare the heel of Achilles.
An arrangement was made with his brother, Albert Achilles, to whom early in 1470 the mark was handed over, and Frederick retired to Plassenburg where he died on the 10th of February 1471.
In perfect conditions Neston welcomed back Chris Hackett to open the bowling after a 14 week lay off with a ruptured Achilles.
Martin managed a pb and to finish just ahead of Adam, despite having to jog the last mile with an increasingly sore Achilles.
With unaccustomed activity the tight Achilles pulls the heel bone causing tension on the plantar fascia.
Achilles tendonitis, which put me out of action for a month.
Achilles tendon injury near the end.
Achilles heel which the diligent player can exploit.
Achilles injury has forced Craig Bellamy to pull of the squad to face Poland on Saturday.
One of the most common contributing factors is a tight Achilles tendon.
I've had Achilles trouble and complications from a broken collar bone in the past.
With unaccustomed activity the tight achilles pulls the heel bone causing tension on the plantar fascia.
Pain behind the heel is usually due to Achilles tendinitis and inflammation of the various bursae.
Always examine for an Achilles tendon contracture, which is often present in patients with plantar fascitis.
The less common pain arises at the back of the heel where the Achilles tendon is attached to the heel bone.
Even mighty foes will have an Achilles heel which the diligent player can exploit.
If you have a foot shape that increases the stresses on your Achilles tendon, a molded insole in your shoe may help.
Their great soldier Achilles is refusing to fight and spends his time with his friend Patroclus.
She married Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and became the mother of the hero Achilles.
When the hero Achilles takes the seer 's side, Agamemnon turns on him too.
Skipper Greaves managed a 5.7 score dive to the ground with an Achilles tendon injury near the end.
Consequently, Achilles may run indefinitely without overtaking the tortoise.
The Tory anti trade union laws struck at trade union leaders ' Achilles ' heel.
Prithee, be silent, boy; I profit not by thy talk; thou art said to be Achilles ' male varlet.
Great Achilles Is arming, weeping, cursing, vowing vengeance.
Alexander himself first visited the site of Troy and there went through those dramatic acts of sacrifice to the Ilian Athena, assumption of the shield believed to be that of Achilles and offerings to the great Homeric dead, which are significant of the poetic glamour shed, in the young king's mind, over the whole enterprise, and which men will estimate differently according to the part they assign to imagination in human affairs.
The titles of his tragedies - Achilles, Aegisthus, Equus Trojanus, Hermione, Tereus - are all suggestive of subjects which were treated by the later tragic poets of Rome.
Although not the equal of Achilles in bravery, Agamemnon is a dignified representative of kingly authority.
There is no tarrying here; the hart Achilles Keeps thicket.
Early reports speculated that she may have broken her ankle, but as it turns out, she has injured her Achilles tendon.
Achilles injuries have sidelined many athletes in the past.
In an interview, fellow Dancing competitor Brooke Burke stated that everyone was concerned for Misty May and thought she may be having surgery on her Achilles later on in the week.
He tore his Achilles tendon while playing the role of Achilles for Troy.
On the other hand, Pitt spent six months bulking up to 190 pounds for his role as Achilles in Troy, where he had to look like a Greek god.
If it instead makes a little bubble up by your Achilles tendon, then you need to buy a smaller size.
This procedure is most commonly performed on the Achilles tendon but may also be performed on the knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
The clinician taps the rubber triangular shaped end in several different areas in the arms, knee, and Achilles heel area.
The padded collar has the Achilles cut out to allow for a fully articulated pointe and the mesh tongue pocket hides laces for a clean look.
Wearing super high heels can cause serious injuries to your knees, back, ankles and Achilles tendons, so be sensible when wearing them.
Because starting teachers all have the same Achilles' heel- the lack of prior experience- playing to your strengths is vital.
This includes the quadriceps, calves, hamstrings, and Achilles tendons.
You should never train with aching knee joints or burning Achilles tendons, so the key is to not get in that situation in the first place.
From the album Little Queen, the song is famous for its opening guitar riff, which many have said is influenced by Led Zeppelin's Achilles Last Stand.
He was a favourite of the gods, and an intimate friend of Achilles, to whom he was commissioned to announce the death of Patroclus.
His death was avenged by Achilles.
When Achilles, enraged with Agamemnon, deserted the Greeks, Hector drove them back to their ships, which he almost succeeded in burning.
Patroclus, the friend of Achilles, who came to the help of the Greeks, was slain by Hector with the help of Apollo.
Little is heard of Agamemnon until his quarrel with Achilles.
He performed prodigies of valour, but was slain by Achilles, after he had himself killed Antilochus, the son of Nestor and the friend of Achilles.
He explained not only the gods but also the heroes Agamemnon, Achilles, Hector, as representing primary elements and natural phenomena.
According to a later story, Achilles, after he had slain the Amazonian queen Penthesilea, bitterly lamented her death; for this he was reviled by Thersites, who even insulted the body of the dead queen.
There was a play by Chaeremon called Achilles the Thersites-slayer, probably a satyric drama, the materials of which were taken from the Aethiopis of Arctinus.
Medea was honoured as a goddess at Corinth, and was said to have become the wife of Achilles in the Elysian fields.
Her father claimed descent from Pyrrhus, son of Achilles.
Many of the chief characteristics of the ancient Greek heroes are reproduced in those of the Teutonic North, the parallel being in some cases very striking; Siegfried, for instance, like Achilles, is vulnerable only in one spot, and Wayland Smith, like Hephaestus, is lame.
The Celtic heroic saga in the British islands may be divided into the two principal groups of Gaelic (Irish) and Brython (Welsh), the first, excluding the purely mythological, into the Ultonian (connected with Ulster) and the Ossianic. The Ultonianis grouped round the names of King Conchobar and the heroCuchulainn, " the Irish Achilles," the defender of Ulster against all Ireland, regarded by some as a solar hero.
Like Achilles he is represented as the perfect embodiment of the ideals of the race, and, as in the case of the Greek hero, it is customary to regard his personality and exploits as mythical.
According to one of these stories Thetis used to lay the infant Achilles every night under live coals, anointing him by day with ambrosia, in order to make him immortal.
During the first nine years of the war as described in the Iliad, Achilles ravaged the country round Troy, and took twelve cities.
Achilles withdrew in wrath to his tent, where he consoled himself with music and singing, and refused to take any further part in the war.
The slaying of Patroclus by the Trojan hero Hector roused Achilles from his indifference; eager to avenge his beloved comrade, he sallied forth, equipped with new armour fashioned by Hephaestus, slew Hector, and, after dragging his body round the walls of Troy, restored it to the aged King Priam at his earnest entreaty.
It makes no mention of the death of Achilles, but hints at its taking place "before the Scaean gates."
Again, it is said that Achilles, enamoured of Polyxena, the daughter of Priam, offered to join the Trojans on condition that he received her hand in marriage.
Achilles is a typical Greek hero; handsome, brave, celebrated for his fleetness of foot, prone to excess of wrath and grief, at the same time he is compassionate, hospitable, full of affection for his mother and respect for the gods.
The first five books, which cover the same ground as the Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus, describe the doughty deeds and deaths of Penthesileia the Amazon, of Memnon, son of the Morning, and of Achilles; the funeral games in honour of Achilles, the contest for the arms of Achilles and the death of Ajax.
The remaining books relate the exploits of Neoptolemus, Eurypylus and Deiphobus, the deaths of Paris and Oenone, the capture of Troy by means of the wooden horse, the sacrifice of Polyxena at the grave of Achilles, the departure of the Greeks, and their dispersal by the storm.
In spite of his small stature, he held his own amongst the other heroes before Troy; he was brave, next to Achilles in swiftness of foot and famous for throwing the spear.
In the Borghese Ares (also taken for Achilles) he is standing, his only armour being the helmet on his head.
After death, Helen was said to have married Achilles in his home in the island of Leuke.
The top bone is the os calcis, or hock bone, to which the tendon Achilles is attached.
He appears only twice on the scene of action during the war - to make arrangements for the duel between Paris and Menelaus, and to beg the body of Hector for burial from Achilles, whom he visits in his tent by night.
During the war, he distinguished himself as the wisest adviser of the Greeks, and finally, the capture of Troy, which the bravery of Achilles could not accomplish, was attained by Odysseus' stratagem of the wooden horse.
After the death of Achilles the Greeks adjudged his armour to Odysseus as the man who had done most to end the war successfully.
Aided by Albert Achilles, afterwards margrave of Brandenburg, he took the elder Louis prisoner and compelled him to abdicate in 1443.
The heroes and heroines of the Trojan cycle, such as Achilles, Ajax, Telamon, Cassandra, Andromache, were prominent figures in some of the dramas adapted from the Greek.
What an inexpressible joy it will be to read about Achilles, and Ulysses, and Andromache and Athene, and the rest of my old friends in their own glorious language!
His chief fault is his overweening haughtiness, due to an over-exalted opinion of his position, which leads him to insult Chryses and Achilles, thereby bringing great disaster upon the Greeks.
The fight between Achilles and Memnon was often represented by Greek artists, as on the chest of Cypselus, and more than one Greek play was written bearing his name as a title.
In 1472 he founded the university of Ingolstadt, attempted to reform the monasteries, and was successful in a struggle with Albert Achilles of Brandenburg.
Perhaps the most famous of these was one between a confederation of Franconian and Swabian cities under the leadership of Nuremberg on the one side, and Albert Achilles, afterwards elector of Brandenburg, and a number of princes on the other.