The Song of Achilles Character Descriptions

Madeline Miller
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Patroclus

This person is introduced as a child prince who is too young to vie for Helen’s hand. He accidentally kills a boy as a child, and his father exiles him, where he becomes the trusted companion of a great warrior.

Achilles

This person is the son of a sea nymph and a mortal. This person is known as the Ariston Achaion, the greatest of the Greeks.

Peleus

This person is a mortal who was given a goddess as a wife, since it was prophesied that the child she bore would be greater than its father. This person adopts a large number of boys in order to raise them into an army.

Thetis

This person is a cold and vengeful sea nymph, about whom it was prophesied that her child would be greater than its father. This person is a jealous parent who disapproves of her child’s...

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