Ancient Greece: The Trojan War - Episode 5

Patroclus returns to the battle wearing Achilles' armour and is slain by Hector. When Achilles finds out he is determined to be avenged.


Patroclus returns to the battle wearing Achilles's armour but Hector spots him in the fray and the young warrior freezes. Their battle is short and soon Patroclus lies dead in the sand. But the Soldier sees an opportunity: he returns to Achilles and tells him everything...and his words have the desired effect.

When Achilles gets to the battlefield it is dusk so he spends the night lamenting his lost cousin, makes peace with Agamemnon and in the morning the gods deliver him a new set of golden armour.

When the battle resumes Achilles seeks out Hector and has his vengeance. He drags Hector's body back to the Greek lines and does not return it until some days later when King Priam comes in person to request his son's body. Later there are funerals for Patroclus and Hector.

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Episode 5 - transcript

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