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Thersites


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A member of the Greek forces at the siege of Troy, noted for his scurrilous and backbiting tongue; he was killed by Achilles after Thersites had jeered at him for mourning the death of the Amazon queen Penthesilea.

Subjects: Literature — Classical Studies.


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