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Patroclus

[puh-troh-kluh s] /pəˈtroʊ kləs/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a friend of Achilles, who was slain by Hector at Troy.
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  • Menelaus was very reluctant to leave his place among the defenders of Patroclus.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • He sprang from his chariot as he spoke, and Patroclus, when he saw this, leaped on to the ground also.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Hector leaped from the chariot to rescue his friend, and Patroclus also descended to complete his victory.

  • On hearing this, Patroclus withdrew to some distance and avoided the anger of Apollo.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Homer's story ends with the funeral obsequies of the slain Patroclus and the burial by the Trojans of Hector's recovered body.

  • Thus all night long did the Myrmidons gather round Achilles to mourn Patroclus.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Meriones and Menelaus, however, succeed in carrying off the body of Patroclus, although the Greeks are completely routed.

  • She found her son fallen about the body of Patroclus and weeping bitterly.

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  • In the 318 foreground at the right, Patroclus leads forward the weeping Briseis.

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Patroclus

/pəˈtrɒkləs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a friend of Achilles, killed in the Trojan War by Hector. His death made Achilles return to the fight after his quarrel with Agamemnon
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