Re: [tied] Basileus

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 7572
Date: 2001-06-11

With all due respect etc., Graves was a poet, not a linguist. Well, if the reading of Linear B a-ki-re-u is correct, there must have been multiple Achilles even well before the Trojan War. "Lipless", however, is a typical folk etymology. If only the name were "Akheilos" or "Akhellos" ...
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From: markodegard@...
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 5:36 AM
Subject: Re: [tied] Basileus

Well. Robert Graves says Achilles means 'lipless', it referring to the skull of an oracular hero. He says there seem to have been multiple Achilles.