Similarly one may ask, who was Achilles in love with?
When Odysseus, Ajax, and Phoenix visit Achilles to negotiate her return in book 9, Achilles refers to Briseis as his wife or his bride. He professes to have loved her as much as any man loves his wife, at one point using Menelaus and Helen to complain about the injustice of his ‘wife’ being taken from him.
Subsequently, question is, who did Achilles marry? The Greek warrior Achilles is never portrayed in the Greek histories as a married man. He had a close relationship with Patroclus of Phthia that ended when Patroclus fought in his place in the Trojan War and died. The death of Patroclus is what finally sent Achilles into battle.
Similarly, are Achilles and Patroclus lovers?
The film Troy presented Patroclus as a younger relative of Achilles , without any romantic or sexual aspects. (In the Iliad, it is explicitly stated that Patroclus was the older and more responsible of the two.) Byrne Fone’s 2008 novel Achilles : A Love Story portrays Achilles and Patroclus as lovers .
Did Achilles really love briseis?
It appears Achilles was loved Briseis , although whether he was actually attached to her or the reminder of his own success is up for debate. After his death, he apparently gave Briseis in his will one of his comrades, just like all of his other possessions and prizes.