Notebook, 1993-


[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Demigods and Heros - Achilles - Aegisthus - Agamemnon - Ajax the Locrian - Ajax the Telamonian - Alcestis - Amphiaraos - Amphitrite - Antigone - Atalanta - Belerophon - Cadmus - Clytemnestra - Daedalus - Danae - Dioscuri - Electra - Europa - Eurydice - Ganymede - Hector - Hecuba - Helen - Heracles - Hippolytus - Icarus - Io - Iphigenia - Jason - Leda - Menelaus - Minos - Nestor - Niobe - Odysseus - Oedipus - Orestes - Medea - Orpheus - Paris - Pasiphae - Pelops - Penelope - Perseus - Phaedra - Phaethon - Phrixus - Priam - Telemachus - Theseus - Triptolemus


The son of Priam, king of Troy, and of Hecuba, he is portrayed in the Iliad of Homer as the most noble and foremost champion amongst the Trojans and as the ideal husband of Andromache as well as father of the infant Astyanax. He fought against and slew many Achaeans in the course of the siege of Troy and was fatally wounded by the blows of Achilles after having killed Patroclus in single combat. Hector was protected by Apollo but he had the enmity of Athena who was instrumental in his destruction. After his death, Achilles dragged his body with his chariot round the walls of Troy. One of the most powerful and moving scenes in the Iliad is that describing the arrival of the aged Priam at the camp of Achilles to seek the body of his son for burial. Hector was in antiquity the symbol of divine grace, and piety, the ideal husband and the finest example of bravery and generosity. He is perhaps the only hero in Homer who had no weaknesses or shortcomings. [p. 63]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]



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