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Thersites

Thersites (thərsī´tēz), in Greek legend, member of the Greek army in the Trojan War. He was famous for his ugliness, his unpleasant temper, and his love of argument. When he mocked Achilles for mourning the dead Amazon queen Penthesilea, Achilles killed him.

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Thersites

Thersites a member of the Greek forces at the siege of Troy, noted for his scurrilous and backbiting tongue; he was killed by Achilles after Thersites had jeered at him for mourning the death of the Amazon queen Penthesilea.

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