Who was Achilles best friend, a victim of tragedy in his own right?
Achilles, Mighty Greek Warrior Patroclus. Patroclus leads the Myrmidons at their vanguard, and suffers cruel death at the hands of the powerful Trojan warrior Hector for his troubles. Nothing works in tragedies more powerfully than a reason for revenge… And naturally, the feud between the Achaean king and Achilles was instigated over a woman, with whom our hero had fallen deeply in love. Who was the object of Achilles’ deepest affections? Achilles, Mighty Greek Warrior Briseis. Like many other women of Greek myth (see Helen, Medea, Clytemnestra, etc. etc.), Briseis was at the center of a controversy that cost lives. Briseis was captured by Achilles during one of his raids, and soon became a willing captive when the Greek warrior fell enthralled by her beauty. Soon, however, Agamemnon decided to claim Briseis for his own, infuriating the smitten Achilles to the point where the latter retired to his tent, refusing to further take part in the war. For her part, Achilles mother Thetis en