Study Guide

Achilles Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

The Iliad by Homer

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


Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides

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?

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

Achilleid by Satius

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

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?

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus

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.)

Dec 20, 2019

Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

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.

Dec 20, 2019

Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad

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

Dec 20, 2019

The Trojan War

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

Dec 20, 2019

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

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.)

Dec 20, 2019


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

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