- Classical Mythology. a friend of Achilles, who was slain by Hector at Troy.
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One of her greatest challenges in writing the story was finding the right voice for Patroclus.Madeline Miller Discusses ‘The Song of Achilles’
March 21, 2012
Thus he spoke; but Patroclus armed himself in glittering brass.
Patroclus and Automedon, having one mind, to fight in the front of the Myrmidons.
But Patroclus, devising evils against the Trojans, rushed on.
Him hath brazen Mars subdued with a spear at the hands of Patroclus.
But the valiant heart of Patroclus, son of Mentius, aroused the Greeks.
- 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