Greek - Son of Menoetius and Philomena or Sthelene. He inadvertently killed another youth, Clytonymus, over a dice game and was purified by Peleus. He became a close friend of Achilles and, when Achilles sulked in his tent at the siege of Troy, refusing to fight after a quarrel with Agamemnon, Patroclus put on the armour of Achilles and led a fresh attack on the city. He killed Sarpedon but was wounded by Euphorbus. He then came face to face with Hector and was killed. His death spurred Achilles back into action. Occasionally called Patroclus, Patroklos or Patroklos.

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