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The Legend of the Heterosexual Hercules


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Achilles killed Hector in the Trojan War because he, Hector, killed Patroclus.

 

Patroclus was Achilles lover.

 

And Paris killed Achilles with the help of Apollo.

 

It is said that Apollo hated Achilles because Achilles had killed his son Troilus.

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" ["Animal Farm"]

 

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Patroclus was also Achilles mentee. Back then an older warrior would mentor younger ones into adulthood as a rite of passage. They would leave the polis and spend weeks in the wilderness learning how to hunt and how to fight. Once the mentee mastered the skills that would make him an adult, his mentor would gift him with weapons, armor, and a cup.

I strongly recommend Robert Graves' "The Greek Meeths". He collected all the classical myths and annotated them with anthropological and historical references. I read the Spanish translation 20 years ago, I am sure the English original is beautifully written.

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Patroclus was also Achilles mentee. Back then an older warrior would mentor younger ones into adulthood as a rite of passage. They would leave the polis and spend weeks in the wilderness learning how to hunt and how to fight. Once the mentee mastered the skills that would make him an adult, his mentor would gift him with weapons, armor, and a cup.

I strongly recommend Robert Graves' "The Greek Meeths". He collected all the classical myths and annotated them with anthropological and historical references. I read the Spanish translation 20 years ago, I am sure the English original is beautiful written.

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Thank-you for the book recommendation.

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" ["Animal Farm"]

 

" ... my library was dukedom large enough" [Prospero - "The Tempest" Act 1, Scene 2]

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