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Achilleus Achilleus leader of the Achaians and son of Peleus a mortal king and The sea-goddess Thetis is an important character of the Iliad Achilleus is a well-respected warrior the Achaians needed Achilleus to help them fight the Trojans In book XXII Achilleus showed that he was heartless when he killed Hektor Achilleus also showed that he was sympathetic towards elders by returning Hektors body when Priam begged for it In Homers Iliad Achilleus was portrayed as a well-respected warrior heartless and sympathetic towards elders In book I of the Iliad Achilleus first shows that he is well respected when he calls the Achaians to assembly an idea from the goddess Hera who had pity on the dying Achaians Achilleus a leader even before his time of greatness spoke up for his people against the son of Atreus saying I believe now that straggling backwards we must make our way home if we can even escape death if fighting now must crush the Achaians and the plague likewise Agamemnon who claims himself as the far greatest of all the Achaians shows fear to Achilleus by calling him a good fighter though you be godlike By defeating Agamemnon Achilleus proves to be the greatest Achaian soldier and the most respected because he stood up to Agamemnon the wine sack with a dogs eyes and deers heart the King who feeds on his people After the death of Patrokolos Achilleus returns to avenge his friends death in book XXII In the Iliad Achilleus shows three sides of his personality a great leader towards his people a
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