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Patroclos

The gentle and amiable friend of Achilles, in Homer's Iliad. When Achilles refused to fight in order to annoy Agamemnon, he sent his friend Patroclos to battle, and he was slain by Euphorbos.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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