Patroklos

Achilles tends Patrokles. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500 BC from Vulci. Berlin, Antikensammlung, F2278Companion of Achilles at Troy. When Achilles refuses to fight he persuades him to let him wear his armour, in which he is killed by Hektor. His funeral games are a popular subject in art.

Above: Achilles tends Patrokles. Detail from Athenian red-figure clay vase, about 500 BC from Vulci. Berlin, Antikensammlung, F2278 © Berlin, Antikensammlung.