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The grief of Achilles

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The grief of Achilles

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Achilles was inconsolable after the brutal death of Patroclus. But what was the precise nature of the Greek champion’s grief?

Asteropaeus

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Asteropaeus

The ambidextrous hero

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The Homeric epics are rife with descriptions of colourful characters, including Asteropaeus, who fought with two swords.

A look at Lydian warfare

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A look at Lydian warfare

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Before the rise of the Persian Empire, the kingdom of Lydia was the most powerful neighbour to the ancient Greeks.

A Western way of war?

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A Western way of war?

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The notion of a typical “Western” way of war, as espoused most clearly by Victor Davis Hanson, is problematic to say the least.