What does Patroclus mean?

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Proper noun
  1. (Greek) A character in the Iliad, known for his close relationship to Achilles.
  1. A male given name of Old English origin.
    1. (meaning, history) From Shakespeare's play Troilus & Cressida.
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One of her greatest challenges in writing the story was finding the right voice for Patroclus.
Patroclus lies among the ships, unburied, unwept, and shall I forget him in this hour of triumph?
Euphorbus, attempting to despoil Patroclus of his armour, is slain by Menelaus.
Again, the Wrath of Achilles turns the war's tide in seeking vengeance when Hector kills Patroclus.
Here, Patroclus alludes to fated death by Hector's hand, and Hector's fated death by Achilles's hand.
Patroclus leads the Myrmidons into battle and arrives as the Trojans set fire to the first ships.

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