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Achilles Sightings

  • The Iliad by Homer 800BC - 600BC

    Homer gives us the definitive version of Achilles' wartime antics. (We're guessing you've probably heard of this one before.)

  • Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides 408BC - 406BC

    In this tragedy, Achilles does his best to get Agamemnon not to sacrifice Iphigenia, Agamemnon's own daughter. Is it just us, or is Agamemnon always doing something sketchy?

  • Achilleid by Satius 1 - 100

    This unfinished Roman epic poem gives you the skinny on Achilles' younger days as well as some of his Trojan exploits.

  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 100 - 200

    In this series of poems, Achilles dukes it out with a Trojan named Cycnus who can't be pierced by a spear. Achilles knocks him out, chokes him, and is a more than a little surprised when the Trojan turns into a swan. Huh?

  • The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus 300 - 400

    This Roman epic picks up where the Iliad leaves off, covering the death of Achilles and the fall of Troy. (Okay, the title probably gave that last part away.)

  • Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare 1602

    In this "problem" play, Achilles comes off as a total jerk when he can only defeat Hector by jumping him with a bunch of dudes while Hector is unarmed. Not cool, Achilles.

  • Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad 2007

    Marvel Comics brings you an awesome adaption of Homer's Iliad, complete with your friendly neighborhood Achilles.

  • The Trojan War 2009

    Marvel kicks out yet another sweet digital comic about the Trojan War.

  • The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan 2009

    The ghost of Achilles tries to get Percy Jackson not to bathe in the River Styx in this novel for young adults. (Being almost invulnerable isn't all it's cracked up to be.)

  • Troy 2004

    Brad Pitt is sexy, sure. But sexy enough to play Achilles? You be the judge.

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