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Ăchilles, is, m., = Ἀχιλλεύς (poet., after the manner of the Gr.
- I. Nom., Achilleus, trisyl., Inscr. Grut. 669, 6.
Gen. Achillei, quadrisyl., Hor. C. 1, 15, 34; id. Epod. 17, 14; and Achilli, as Neocli, Lacydi from Neocles, Lacydes, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 9, 14; Verg. A. 3, 87; cf. Val. Prob. 1468 P.
Acc. Achillĕa, Luc. 10, 523.
Voc. Achille, Prop. 4, 11, 40.
Abl. Achilli, Ov. Pont. 3, 3, 43), the celebrated Grecian hero in the Trojan war, distinguished for strength and beauty; son of Peleus, king of Thessaly, and of Thetis, Ov. M. 12 fin. and 13 init.; Stat. Achill. al. In the fine arts, Achilles is represented with hair long and erect, like a mane, a body straight and slender, nostrils (μυκτῆρες) distended with courage and pride, and a physical frame throughout noble and powerful, Müll. Arch. § 413.
- II. As an appellative, a nandsome and powerful man, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 63; Verg. A. 6, 89; Gell. 2, 11.
Hence, Ăchillēus, a, um, adj., Ἀχίλλειος, of or pertaining to Achilles: stirpis Achilleae fastus, Verg. A. 3, 326: manes, Ov. M. 13, 448: statuae, statues like Achilles, Plin. 34, 5, 10: cothurnus, the lofty and grave tragic style (since Achilles was a hero of the early epos and drama): Achilleo conponere verba cothurno, Prop. 3, 32, 41 (Aeschyleo, Müller).
Also, Ăchil-lĭăcus, a, um, Ven. 7, 8, 63.