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Sometimes spelled Patroclus. One of the shades Odysseus sees in the Underworld. Patroklos was Achilleus's best friend. The Iliad tells
us that after Trojan warrior Hektor killed Patroklos, Achilleus swore
revenge—killing Hektor, and thereby sealing his own doom. (To learn more
about this, check out our guide to the Iliad.)