In Homer's Iliad, Patroklos (or Patroclus) is Achilles' closest friend, or possibly his lover. Patroclus is killed by the Trojan Hector while the former is wearing Achilles' armour. His death draws Achilles, who has been sulking following a spat with Agamemnon, back into the war. Although he is warned that doing so will result in his own death, Achilles kills Hector in revenge and drags his body around the walls of Troy.
See also the bookmark to Page 224. " the pur that roared from the towers of Ilion and screamed on that desolate, windy beach, from the funeral pyre of Patroklos ".