Achilles‘ Teachers: Chiron and Phoenix in the Iliad

@article{Mackie1997AchillesTC,
  title={Achilles‘ Teachers: Chiron and Phoenix in the Iliad},
  author={C. Mackie},
  journal={Greece & Rome},
  year={1997},
  volume={44},
  pages={1-10}
}
One feature of the ancient accounts of Achilles' early life in Thessaly is the consistently important part played by Chiron the wise and just centaur. Hesiod tells us that Chiron dwelt on Mount Pelion and taught a number of mythical figures like Achilles, Jason, Medeius, and Actaeon. Indeed Hesiod's interest in Chiron seems to have extended to his writing of a work on the subject of Chiron's teachings, of which there is some minimal fragmentary evidence ( The Precepts of Chiron ). There are… Expand
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