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Unformatted text preview: was Achilles. –  He was the son of Peleus and TheNs –  Achilles’ mother dipped Achilles into the River Styx to make him invulnerable. –  But she held him by the ankles so he was not protected there. –  He died at Troy from an arrow shot into his heel. –  Hence the expression Achilles’ heel: a weak spot or vulnerability. The Trojan War •  Hector was a son of Priam and the greatest of the Trojan heroes. –  Nowadays, to hector someone means to harass or bully someone. –  Somehow, in early modern England, his name came to be applied to thuggish men on the streets of London •  In general, the Trojans were courageous and persevering. –  The modern expression to work like a Trojan means to work very hard. The Trojan War •  Nestor was a wise old man who advised the Achaeans. •  To call someone a Nestor is to call him a wise old man. The Trojan War •  Cassandra w...
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