strategic alliance

Under discussion: Achilles and Apollo

~ A guest post by Myrmidon ~ Apollo and Achilles are ritual antagonists. So how do we explain the strategic alliance Achilles forms with the god early in Iliad Scroll 1? The hero does this through Kalkhas, the seer who received his prophetic powers from Apollo. Achilles further aligns himself with the god when he “swears by Apollo” to protect the seer from Agamemnon. Clearly, in these two events Achilles… Read more