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Neoptolemus

[ nee-op-tol-uh-muhs ]

noun

, Classical Mythology.
  1. the son of Achilles, who slew Priam at the fall of Troy.


Neoptolemus

/ ˌniːɒpˈtɒləməs /

noun

  1. Greek myth a son of Achilles and slayer of King Priam of Troy Also calledPyrrhus


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So two soldiers, Odysseus and Neoptolemus, set off to persuade Philoctetes to return with them to Troy.

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For greater sorrow could not have come to me, not though Peleus himself were dead, or my young son Neoptolemus.

Then said Ulysses to Neoptolemus, “Go and spy out the place, and see whether or no the man be there.”

Shall I make mention of the realm of Neoptolemus, and Idomeneus' household gods overthrown?

Again Neoptolemus' heart smites him at the villainy he is about to commit; he reveals that his real objective is Troy.

A profound pity overcomes Neoptolemus, who is in the act of returning the weapon when Odysseus appears.

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neopronounneo-Pythagoreanism