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Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus (cf. 99, 455), son of Achilles by Deidameia, was brought up at Scyros in the house of Lycomedes, his maternal grandfather, whence he was fetched to Troy by Odysseus, who, according to the story followed by Sophocles, employed him in persuading Philoctetes also to rejoin the Greeks. In Odyssey XI. 505-37 Ulysses gives to the shade of Achilles an account of his prowess especially as one of the heroes who entered the wooden horse (cf. Virg. Aen.II. 263).

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