Achilles (disambiguation)


Achilles (disambiguation)

Achilles is the name of the Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War.

Achilles may also refer to:
* "Achilles" (play), a trilogy of plays written by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus

Science and technology

* Achilles tendon, a posterior tendon of the leg
* Achilles (1903 Automobile), an obsolete British automobile maker
* 588 Achilles, the first Trojan asteroid to be discovered
* HMS "Achilles", the name of seven ships of the Royal Navy
* USS "Achilles", warship of the United States Navy
* M10 Achilles, British variant of the M10 Wolverine, a World War II tank destroyer
* Achilles (1873-1892), one of the ten South Devon Railway Buffalo class steam locomotives

Christian Saints

* Saint Achilles, one of the four Saints Nereus and Achilleus, Domitilla and Pancratius
*Achilles of Larissa (d. 330 AD)
*Achilleus Kewanuka (d. 1886)

Music

* Achilles Last Stand, a song by Led Zeppelin off their 1976 album "Presence"

Places

* Achilles, Kansas, United States, a ghost town in Rawlins County
* Achilles Point, a headland in Auckland, New Zealand

People with the given name Achilles

* Achilles, son of Lyson of Athens, who was believed to have first introduced in his native city the mode of sending persons into exile by ostracism. [Ptolem. Heph. vi. p. 333] Several other and more credible accounts, however, ascribe this institution with more probability to other persons. [Citation
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* Achilleus (emperor), the ruler of Egypt for a very short time in the late 3rd century AD
* Achilles Alferaki, Russian-Greek composer and statesman
* Achilles de Flandres, the antagonist in Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" series
* Achilles Tatius of Alexandria, a Roman-era Greek writer
* Chris Achilleos, a Greek-Cypriotic/British painter and illustrator
* Theodore Achilles, American diplomat

ee also

* Achille (disambiguation)

References


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