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Achilles: The Greatest Hero of Greek Mythology?

“Sing Goddess, the rage of Achilles” is the very first line of The Iliad, Homer’s epic poem, as he introduces its main hero. The Greek hero Achilles was believed to have been the strongest, bravest, and even the most handsome in the army of Agamemnon. Read more Section:  News History Famous People Read Later 

Achilles’ Shield: What’s the Meaning of the Iliad’s Most Symbolic Object?

The Iliad is one of the most famous epic poems created by the Greek poet Homer and the piece recounts the last weeks of the Trojan War. In book 18 of the series, Homer writes about Achilles’ shield – this poem is one of the epic’s most famous portions. This part of the epic also provides one […]

Hector of Troy: The Battle for Peace and the Wrath of Achilles

Homer’s epic  Illiad tells the mythical story of the legendary 10-year  Trojan War  between the Trojans and the Greeks, which erupted after the beautiful Helen, wife of King Menelaus, was taken by Paris, son of King Priam of Troy. In classical mythology, Hector was a heroic super-warrior, who tried to protect his city from the havoc […]

Achilles and Patroclus: Close Confidants or Passionate Paramours?

The true nature of the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus, characters in Homer’s Iliad, has long been a source of speculation. Were they friends or lovers? Brothers from other mothers or passionate paramours? In translations of the  Iliad, Homer’s language is ambiguous. Depending on the scholar, different Greek terms have been translated in numerous ways, […]

Israeli Scientists Say They’ve Found ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of Cancer Cells

(The Media Line) — A team of researchers led by scientists at Tel Aviv University say they may have stumbled upon the “Achilles’ heel” of cancer cells, which could in the future lead to the development of an entirely new array of cancer drugs and treatments. Dr. Uri Ben-David of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine […]

Saudi Prince Muhammad’s Achilles Heel: Misreading tea leaves in Washington

By James M. Dorsey Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far faltering effort to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East. The kingdom, despite Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri complicating Saudi efforts to curb the political and military power of Hezbollah, […]

Are Electromagnetic Frequencies The Microwave Industry’s Achilles Heel Or The “Allergy De Jour”?

By Catherine J. Frompovich As a retired practicing healthcare professional, I think I can consider myself fairly well versed in allergies and allergic reactions from both my studies and working with clients who experienced allergic reactions from foods to feathers to you name it! I learned there literally can be a thousand reactions the human […]

Flash floods kill 30 people in northern Pakistan

     Pakistani officials say flash floods overnight have killed 30 people in northern Pakistan, near the Afghan border. Maghfirat Shah, the mayor of Chitral district, says heavy monsoon rains and flash floods overnight washed away a mosque and several houses in Arsun, an area of Chitral. A spokesman for the disaster management authority, Yousuf Zia, […]

Russia, US want to cooperate in Syria but ‘Are Suspicious of Each Other’

“The leak suggests a serious effort in Moscow and Washington to find some greater common ground on targeting the terrorists,” he said, referring to unconfirmed media reports that the Obama Administration proposed a new deal with Russia on Syria. Under the agreement, the United States and Russia will join forces to improve targeting and conduct an “expanded” bombing campaign against al-Nusra Front, the […]

Mass Migration Will Make Europe Unrecognisable, Could Lead to War

Last week in Washington, I met an old friend who is one of the smartest strategy wonks I know. His business is crystal ball-gazing. During our conversation, he offered some speculations about what could happen to our world over the next decade or two which made my hair stand on end. He predicts that the […]

New Jersey teenager threatened with legal action by high school over pro-Palestine activism

Bethany Koval, a remarkably brazen and aware 16 year old teenage activist from Fair Lawn, New Jersey studying at Fair Lawn High School was targeted for her political activism yesterday. What began over Koval’s commentary of the Gaza beach bombing: “I spoke of the death tolls and called Israel’s govt a terrorist“, resulted in her being called […]

Haqqani Network has Become Achilles Heel of USA

by Asif Haroon Raja   Civil war in Afghanistan is raging since 1976. It saw relative calm and stability during brief spell of Taliban rule, but peace was snatched away by USA and the country was again pushed into the inferno. Ongoing war lit in October 2001 is continuing and has become the longest war […]

9/11 Unveiled (part 7 of 10): The Achilles Heel

by Enver Masud   Achilles, the son of King Peleus of Thessaly and the shape-changing nymph Thetis, is the central character of Homer’s great poem, the Iliad. The Achilles’ heel is named for the only part of the body of the Greek hero that was vulnerable. Stretching the metaphor a bit, the collapse time, i.e. […]

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