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Thersītes

Θερσίτης). The son of Agrius. He was the most deformed man and impudent talker among the Greeks at Troy ( Il. ii. 212). According to the later poets he was killed by Achilles, because he had ridiculed him for lamenting the death of Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons (Tzetz. ad Lycophr. 999; Smyrn. Quint.i. 800).

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