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Trojan War Characters

Trojan War Characters

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Greek hero, son of a nymph, gets angry when Agamemnon takes a slave girl he wants; kills Hector
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Achilles
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commander of the Greeks, brother of Menelaus, husband of Clytemnestra, steals a slave from Achilles
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Agamemnon
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wife of Menelaus, kidnapped by Paris, sister of Clytemnestra, daughter of Zeus and Leda
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Helen
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Greek archer, left wounded by a snake on Lemnos, owns bow and arrows of Hercules
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Philoctetes
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husband of Helen, younger brother of Menelaus, king of Sparta
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Menelaus
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king of Ithaca; Homer - wise, clever, and resourceful; fixes things between Achilles and Agamemnon
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Odysseus
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Achilles' best friend, wears Achilles’ armor (when Achilles is sulking over the slave) and is killed
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Patroclus
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Greek spy, persuades Trojans to keep the horse, lets the Greek soldiers out of the horse
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Sinon
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king of Pylos, very old – over a hundred, gives advice, tells Achilles and Agamemnon to make up
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Nestor
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oldest son of Priam and Hecuba, brother of Paris, great and noble Trojan warrior, killed by Achilles
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Hector
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wife of Hector, portrayed as strong and loving, was captured and sold as a concubine
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Andromache
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child of Priam and Hecuba, made a deal with Apollo - she did not keep, tells future - not believed
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Cassandra
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wife of Priam; mother of Paris, Hector, Cassandra; enslaved by Odysseus; turned into a dog
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Hecuba
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a priest, said he did not trust Greeks – even bearing gifts, killed with his sons by a sea serpent
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Laocoon
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son of Priam and Hecuba, abandoned as a baby because of bad dreams/omens, kidnapped Helen
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Paris
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last king of Troy, sons died in the war, paid ransom for Hector’s body, killed by Achilles son
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Priam
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sided with Troy, Paris named her most beautiful
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Venus
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