[179e] at the hands of women: whereas Achilles, son of Thetis, they honored and sent to his place in the Isles of the Blest,1 because having learnt from his mother that he would die as surely as he slew Hector,2 but if he slew him not, would return home and end his days an aged man, he bravely chose to go and rescue his lover Patroclus,
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