Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Hector, Achilles and Ajax.

According to the Illiad, a rather grand Greek poem, Hector was an ideal warrior and the defender of Troy.
 
He was a Trojan prince and the first-born son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba and hero of a number of Trojan victories, whose exploits were told in the aforementioned Illiad by Homer. 



Two of his famous battles are with Ajax and Achilles. 

Ajax was a Greek hero and grandson of Zeus, whose hand to hand battle with Hector lasted most of the day. Hector breaks into the Mycenaean camp burning all the ships, the only way he feels he can defeat the Greeks, Ajax is said to have leapt from ship to ship brandishing a spear and holds off Hectors army single-handedly. 

You can read about these two battles on my website

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