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Chiron

Chiron

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Young Master Achilles
He was a good pupil, but he never did take the danger of that heel seriously. [Roman Fresco, 65-79 C.E.; currently at the National Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy]


Archery Lessons
Achilles always had a natural acuity with the bow. Look at him go. [The Education of Achilles by Eugène Delacroix, 1862]


An Ill-Advised Shot
It's never wise to take a shot at the Erotes. [The Education of Achilles by Chiron by Donato Creti, 1714]


Music Lessons
The harp didn't immediately appeal to Achilles, but soon he was playing like a Muse. He did have a good teacher, after all. [The Education of Achilles by James Barry, 1772]


Riding Lessons
Some might think it's undignified to teach my pupils how to ride on my own back, but I place safety first and would never trust them to a common horse. [The Education of Achilles by Chiron by Pierre Paul Puget, 1690]


Geography Lessons
Oh, how I wish I'd never had to show young Achilles the city of Troy on a map. [The Education in Geography of the Young Achilles by the Centaur Chiron by Antonio María Zanetti, 1752]


Athena and Me
Athena is a truly worthy goddess. But come on, don't mess with the hair. [Minerva und der Kentaur by Sandro Botticelli, 1482-1483]


My Unruly Cousins
This is why I could never abide by centaur conventions. [The Battle of the Centaurs and the Lapiths by Piero di Cosimo, 1500-1515]


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