Stoic anti-role models: Achilles

[image: Ancient Greek polychromatic pottery painting (dating to c. 300 BC) of Achilles during the Trojan War, Wikipedia]

“Sing, Goddess, of the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles,
the accursed rage that brought great suffering to the Achaeans.”
(Homer, Iliad, first two lines)

The other night I was watching a movie with my wife: Troy, the 2004 epic starring Brad Pit as the Greek warrior hero Achilles. It’s an okay movie, falling…




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