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Achilles
Temperamental Greek soldier who is the greatest warrior in history. No man can stand against him. He is the son of Peleus and a sea nymph named Thetis.
Agamemnon
Commander-in-chief of the Greek armies.
Menelaus
King of Sparta and brother of Agamemnon. After his wife, Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, was taken by a Trojan named Paris, the Greeks declared war on Troy.
Helen
Wife of Menelaus, paramour of Paris, and the most beautiful woman in the world.
Odysseus (Roman name, Ulysses)
King of Ithaca and brilliant strategist. He is unsurpassed in cunning.
Aias the Great (Roman name, Ajax the Great)
Hulking giant who is second only to Achilles in battlefield prowess. Many translators of the epic use his Roman name, perhaps because of the force of its emphatic consonants–and everyone's familiarity with the power of a popular cleanser found in bathrooms and kitchens.
Patroclus
Greek warrior and beloved companion of Achilles.
Diomedes
Greek warrior of extraordinary valor and ability.
Calchas
Soothsayer who explains an important event.
Nestor
Wise old king who advises Agamemnon.
Briseis
Beautiful captive of Achilles.
Chryseis
Captive of Agamemnon.
Priam
King of Troy.
Hector
Bravest and most accomplished of the Trojan warriors; son of Priam.
Paris
Trojan who took Helen From Menelaus.
Aeneas
Brave and powerful Trojan warrior
Zeus (Roman name, Jupiter)
King of the gods who prefers to remain neutral in the war but intervenes after a plea for help.
Hera (Roman name, Juno)
Queen of the gods who favors the Greeks.
Athena
Goddess of wisdom and war who favors the Greeks.
Poseidon (Roman name, Neptune)
God of the sea who favors the Greeks.
Hephaestus (Roman name, Vulcan)
God of the forge who favors the Greeks.
Aphrodite (Roman name, Venus)
Goddess of love and beauty who sides with the Trojans.
Apollo
Highly revered and feared sun god who sides with the Trojans.
Ares (Roman name, Mars)
God of war who sides with the Trojans.
Artemis (Roman name, Diana)
Goddess of archery and hunting who sides with the Trojans.
Thetis
Sea nymph who is the mother of Achilles.