- the son of Achilles, who slew Priam at the fall of Troy.
Also called Pyrrhus.
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The rival branch of the family were the children of Arymbas, the brother of Neoptolemus.
Neoptolemus, suspecting nothing, came, and Pyrrhus slew him at the table.
He trusts the arrows and the bow to the hand of Neoptolemus.
Neoptolemus, at war with himself, does not seize the occasion.
And when Neoptolemus refuses, he pours forth a torrent of reproach.
- Greek myth a son of Achilles and slayer of King Priam of TroyAlso called: Pyrrhus
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