Son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons. Hero of the Trojan War. Thetis is said to have dipped him, while an infant, in the river Styx, which rendered him invulnerable except in the heel by which she held him, and he was killed at last by a wound in the heel.

Achilles

Son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons. Hero of the Trojan War. Thetis is said to have dipped him, while…

"Achilles taken from Scyros" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"Achilles taken from Scyros" — Gayley, 1893

"The Embassy to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"The Embassy to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

"The Embassy to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"The Embassy to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

"Achilles over the Body of Hector at the Tomb of Patrocles" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"Achilles over the Body of Hector at the Tomb of Patrocles" — Gayley, 1893

"Achilles and Penthesilea" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles

"Achilles and Penthesilea" — Gayley, 1893

"The Parting of Achilles and Briseis. (Supposed to be from a Greek Painting.)" —D'Anvers, 1895

The Parting of Achilles and Briseis

"The Parting of Achilles and Briseis. (Supposed to be from a Greek Painting.)" —D'Anvers, 1895

"Departure of Achilles (From an ancient vase)" — Morey, 1903

Achilles Departure

"Departure of Achilles (From an ancient vase)" — Morey, 1903

"Contest of Achilles and Hector" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles Hector

"Contest of Achilles and Hector" — Gayley, 1893

"Priam's Visit to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

Achilles Priam

"Priam's Visit to Achilles" — Gayley, 1893

"Tendons are white, glistening cords, or straps, which connect the muscles with the bones." — Blaisedell, 1904

Achillles tendon

"Tendons are white, glistening cords, or straps, which connect the muscles with the bones." —…

A large circular shield with a convex outer and concave inner surface.

Clypeus

A large circular shield with a convex outer and concave inner surface.

""The crested Achilles was pressing on in his chariot." Some idea of the ancient crests may be formed from the following woodcuts, selected from ancient gems." — Anthon, 1891

Crested helmets

""The crested Achilles was pressing on in his chariot." Some idea of the ancient crests may be formed…

Priam kissing the hand of Achilles.

Priam

Priam kissing the hand of Achilles.

"Ulysses discovers Achilles." —Bulfinch, 1897

Ulysses Discovers Achilles

"Ulysses discovers Achilles." —Bulfinch, 1897