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 Achilles (pronounce A-kil’-leez).Achilles of the West. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Achilles
 
of England, the Duke of Wellington (1769–1852).   1
   Of Germany, Albert, Elector of Brandenburg (1414–1486).   2
   Of Lombardy, brother of Sforza and Palamds. All the three brothers were in the allied army of Godfrey (Jerusalem Delivered). Achilles of Lombardy was slain by Corinna. This was not a complimentary title, but a proper name.   3
   Of Rome, Lucius Sicin ius Denttus, the Roman tribune; also called the Second Achilles. Put to death B.C. 450.   4
 


 Achilles (pronounce A-kil’-leez).Achilles of the West. 

 
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