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Achilles vs Hector Greek mythology

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Troy , Greece

Achilles vs. Hector
By: COnnor Martin

Lots of Greek gods have wars, but there was no fight like this one. The two power houses of Greece and Troy were Achilles and Hector. They are similar in both being great warriors of their countries. They were also both killed by the same person. They were very different because they fought on opposite sides of the Trojan War. Achilles fought to kill the Trojans, while Hector fought for peace between the two countries. They were different in that Hector was a prince and Achilles was not.

One of their similarities is they both were warriors in the Trojan War. They both led their troops into battle and were great fighters. During the Trojan War, Achilles and Hector had a duel. The duel lasted for hours and hours because both were equally matched. It lasted so long that they finally called it a draw and exchanged gifts to show their appreciation and respect for each other.

A second similarity of Achilles and Hector is that they were both killed by the same person. Ajex, another Greek warrior, killed them both at different times. Hector made a deal with Ajax to kill Achilles for him. Ajax shot Achilles in the heel and killed him. When Hector did not honor his part of the deal, Ajax killed Hector.

A difference between Achilles and Hector is that Hector was born into a royal family, but Achilles was not. Achilles fought for Greece and Hector was a prince for Troy. Hector was raised to eventually be the King of Troy. Achilles was raised to be a great warrior. Although Achilles was asked to be a king of Greece, he denied the offer. As found in the book [OH My Gods Greek Heroes], “Achilles denied the offer of being a ruler or prince as if it was too much fame for a warrior”.

Another difference between Achilles and Hector is that Achilles fought for death while Hector fought for peace. Achilles fought for Greece to own Troy and add it to the Greek empire. Hector fought to keep Greece out and to have peace between the two. From the book [OH My Gods Greek Heroes], “Achilles was a warrior to end the war by death and killing the Trojans, even though Hector was a prince he became a warrior to stop and end the war with peace between each other as powerful allies.”

In conclusion, Achilles and Hector have many similarities and differences. They are similar in both being great warriors of their countries. They were also both killed by the same person. They were very different because they fought on opposite sides of the Trojan War. Achilles fought to kill the Trojans, while Hector fought for peace between the two countries. They were different in that Hector was a prince and Achilles was not.


Bibliography

"Achilles (Greek Mythology)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

"Hector (Greek Mythology)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.

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Name: Lily 22nd March 2017
this was NOT accurate at all... 1/5
Name: Anonymous 10th March 2017
This wasn't very accurate. First of all Achilles was killed by Paris and Hector was killed by Achilles. Second of all the differences and comparing were not even close at all. So please make it better because if people have info and you tell them this it will leave them in a state of confusion.
Name: Larry Wittman 20th February 2017
I believe the whole story between Achilles and Hector however I also think that Paris was a coward and it seems that he sparked a war in the beginning by taking Helen of troy.does anyone agree with me? I love the story
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