Question: Did Patroclus betray Achilles?

Patrocluss tolerance of Achilless warrior mentality does have limits: when Achilles attempts to allow Agamemnon to assault Patrocluss closest friend, Briseis, Patroclus betrays Achilles in order to stop it. But even in his betrayal, Patroclus is trying to protect Achilles from committing a dishonorable act.

Who betrayed Achilles?

There is also a story that Achilles had fallen in love with Polyxena, a princess of Troy, and had gone to the Temple of Apollo to negotiate peace with the Trojans so he could marry her. At this meeting the Trojans betrayed him, and Paris killed him (helped by Apollo.)

Did Patroclus disobey Achilles?

Zeus decides to kill Patroclus for slaying Sarpedon, but first he lets him rout the Trojans. Zeus then imbues Hector with a temporary cowardice, and Hector leads the retreat. Patroclus, disobeying Achilles, pursues the Trojans all the way to the gates of Troy.

What happened with Patroclus and Achilles?

Achilles and Patroclus are close comrades in the war against the Trojans. As the tide of the war turns against the Achaeans, Patroclus convinces Achilles to let him lead the Myrmidon army into battle wearing Achilles armor. Patroclus succeeds in beating back the Trojan forces, but is killed in battle by Hector.

Is Patroclus in love with Achilles?

It is clear that Achilles and Patroclus had an incredibly deep, intimate bond. But nothing between them in the Iliad is explicitly romantic or sexual. Because many Greeks of the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, centuries later after the Iliad was written, did portray Achilles and Patroclus as lovers.

Why did Deidamia sleep with Patroclus?

Lets do the part of Deidameia first. The way Deidameia get Patroclus to sleep with him is manipulation. She cries to him about his fault that Achilles is leaving her, she insults him, and when hes torn about what to do for her, she forces him to sleep with him.

Why did Patroclus sleep with the princess?

Because Lycomedes is old and ailing, Deidameia runs the island, acting as its surrogate ruler. Heartbroken and jealous of Achilless love for Patroclus, Deidameia summons Patroclus to have sex with her, which he does; he notes that she seemed to want something more from him, which he was unable to provide.

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